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CLASS OF 1828 














Cbr Biarrntr prrce Cambntirt 




THE history of the Boston Theatre might easily be made to 
furnish material sufficient to fill an encyclopedia. To 
bring it into a single volume of this size has necessitated leaving 
out all criticism and practically all biography. I have tried to 
make the book as interesting as possible in its limited space 
and to prevent its becoming a mere catalogue. 

The compilation of this work had its beginning in a collec- 
tion of photographs made by my father, before and during the 
time that he was connected with the Boston Theatre. Inherit- 
ing from him a taste for such matters, I continued to collect 
portraits of the many celebrities who appeared there. Having 
been from boyhood a regular attendant at its performances 
and being thoroughly familiar with its happenings even before 
my business connection therewith, I felt the interest in its his- 
tory w^hich has found expression in this book. More fortunate 
than many chroniclers, I have had at hand the bound volumes 
of its programmes as well as the statement-books which show 
the receipts at all performances. To these I could add my own 
recollections of twenty-three years as manager and my memo- 
ries of many talks with my father about the fortunes of the 
magnificent old playhouse. 

I have also been fortunate in enlisting the services of Mr. 
Quincy Kilby, who has entered heart and soul into the work of 
collecting lacking photographs and of verifying all data. 

I have tried to be accurate in all matters pertaining to dates 
and the spelling of names. Actors in the course of years some- 
times change the spelling of their names or drop a superfluous 

! iJ 


name or initial, and actresses often marry. When such change 
have appeared I have followed the wording of the programme 
at the time of performance. When receipts are quoted they ai 
absolutely correct, as I have been most particular in the; 

In collecting the portraits I have found that everybody wh 
could help has been willing and even anxious to do so. Fc 
the loan of rare photographs and for valuable assistance i 
research, I am indebted to Frank Carlos Griffith, Napic 
Lothian, John Bouve Clapp, Robert Gould Shaw, E. R. Byran 
Douglas Taylor of New York, Frank Dumont of Philade 
phia, Joseph H. Wheeler, William H. Lee, Charles E. Rec 
mond, Walter Baker, Frank E. Chase, Dexter Smith, Wilbc 
A. Shea, Edwin Warner, Lycurgus Pitman, John M. Wan 
Fred L. Crocker, George B. Young, Mrs. Rachel France, ¥ 
H. Bartholomew, H. H. Kelt, Miss H. A. Bullard, Fred I 
Nazro, Mrs. J. M. Barnard, Denison R. Slade, Mrs. Emm 
Snelling, Frank H. Robie, Mrs. C. E. Lauriat, George I 
Owen, W. V. Alexander of the *' Ladies' Home Journal," an 
Miss Agnes C. Doyle, Miss Barbara Duncan, and Edwin 1 
Rice of the Boston Public Library. 

The Notes and Queries Department of the Boston " Trai 
script" has also rendered valuable service in the discovery ( 
rare pictures and the identification of actors. 

I wish to express here my gratitude to all who have so chee: 
fully given their time and loaned their treasures to make th 
work a success. I hope that the book itself may give as muc 
pleasure to its readers as its making has given me. 

Eugene Tompkins. 

92 State Street, Boston, Mass. 


I. Introduction . . . . . . 1 

II. The First Night .... 14 

III. The Season of 1854-55 ... 24 

IV. The Season of 1855-56 ... 35 
V. The Season of 1856-57 ... 46 

VI. The Season of 1857-58 ... 60 

VII. The Season of 1858-59 ... 68 

VIII. The Season of 1859-60 ... 78 

IX. The Season of 1860-61 ... 84 

X. The Season of 1861-62 ... 88 

XI. The Season of 1862-63 ... 96 

XII. The Season of 1863-64 . . . 103 

XIII. The Season of 1864-65 . . .111 

XIV. The Season of 1865-66 . . . 118 
XV. The Season of 1866-67 . . .127 

XVI. The Season of 1867-68 . . . 135 

XVII. The Season of 1868-69 . . .148 

XVIII. The Season of 1869-70 ... 158 

XIX. The Season of 1870-71 . . .166 

XX. The Season of 1871-72 . . . 175 

XXI. The Season of 1872-73 . . .189 

XXII. The Season of 1873-74 ... 200 

XXIII. The Season of 1874-75 . . .211 

XXIV. The Season of 1875-76 ... 218 



XXV. The Season of 1876-77 . . . 233 

XXVI. The Season of 1877-78 . . . 244 

XXVII. The Season of 1878-79 . . .254 

XXVIII. The Season of 1879-80 ... 266 

XXIX. The Season of 1880-81 . . .275 

XXX. The Season of 1881-82 ... 283 

XXXI. The Season of 1882-83 . . .294 

XXXII. The Season of 1883-84 . . 304 

XXXIII. The Season of 1884-85 . .313 

XXXIV. The Season of 1885-86 ... 322 

XXXV. The Season of 1886-87 . . .336 

XXXVI. The Season of 1887-88 ... 348 

XXXVII. The Season of 1888-89 . . .357 

XXXVIII. The Season of 1889-90 ... 366 

XXXIX. The Season of 1890-91 .376 

XL. The Season of 1891 92 ... 387 

XLI. The Season of 1892-93 . . .396 

XLII. The Season of 1893-94 ... 407 

XLIII. The Season of 1894-95 . . .418 

XLIV. The Season of 1895-96 ... 429 

XLV. The Season of 1896-97 . .444 

XLVI. The Season of 1897-98 ... 453 

XLVII. The Season of 1898-99 . . .462 

XLVIII. The Season of 1899-1900 . 471 

XLIX. The Season of 1900-01 .477 

Index 485 


Adams, Charles R., 247. 

Adams, Edwin, 69. 

Adams, Maude, 369. 

Aimee, Marie, 205. 

Akerstrom, Ullie. 356. 

Albani, Mme., 299. 

Aldrich, Louis, 119, 123, 129. 

Allen. C. Leslie. 190, 249. 

Allen. D. R., 129. 

Allen, Viola. 309. 

Alexis, Grand Duke, 175. 

Alvarez, Albert. 466. 

Alvar>% Max, 435. 

Amodio. Signor, 31. 

Anderson, Mary, 246. 

Anderson, Prof., the Wizard of the North, 

Amott, R. (Russell Clarke), 129. 
Arthur, Julia, 468. 
Arthur, President Chester A., 294. 
Atkinson. Charles P., 221. 
Auditorium, Frontispiece. 
Aujae, Mons., 153. 

Badcus, Charley, 206. 

Backus, E. Y., 254. 

Balcony Foyer, 14. 

BalcfHiy Vestibule. 11. 

Balfe. Louise, 377. 380. 

Ballet Group from "Michael Stiogoff," 287. 

Bandmann, Daniel E., 104. 354. 

Banks. Maude. 358. 

Bamabee. H. C, 263, 352. 

Barrett, Lawrence, as The Man o' Airlie, 

Bam4t, Wilson. 367. 
Barron. Charles. 93. 
Barrow, Julia Bennett. 17. 
Barry, Billy, 350. 
Barry. Thomas. 4. 
Barry. Mrs. Thomas, 192. 229, 289, 307. 

Barrymore, Maurice, 213. 

Bartholomew, W. H., 192. 

Bascombe. H. L., 119, 129. 

Bateman, Kate, 81. 

Beebe, Mar}-, 262, 263. 
I Beecher, Henry Ward, 144. 
I Behrens, Conrad, 435. 
\ Bellew, K>Tle, 440. 
; Bellini. Signor, 112. 
! Bennett, James, 24. 

Bernhardt. Sarah, 281, 482. 

Berthald, Barron, 435. 

Biddies, Clara. 18. 

Bidwell, Dollie, 161. . 

Bimboni, Oreste, 445. 

Bingham, T., 129. 

Birch, Billy, 209. 

Bishop, Madame Anna, 98. 

Blake, William Rufus, 97. 

Blinding Scene in "Michael Strogoff," 291. 

Blind Tom, 467. 

Blondin, 32. 

Bloodgood, Hany, 236. 

Bonaplata-Bau, Mme., 445. 

Bonfanti, Marie, 278. 

Booth. Edwin, 51, 61, 72, 129. 

Booth, J. B., 127, 129. 

Bosisio, Signora, 121. 

Boston Theatre Company, 1865-1866, 119. 

Boston Theatre Company, 1866-1867, 129. 

Boston Theatre draped in memory of Pre- 
sident Garfield, 285. 

Ik)ston Theatre Exterior, 5. 

Boucicault, Dion, 215. 

Bowers, Mrs. D. P., 100, 154. 

Braham, liconora, 272. 

Brandt, Marianne, 319. 

Brignoli, Signor, 48. 

Brodie, Steve, 419. 

Brougham, John, 132. 

Browne, J. H., 119. 129. 



Browne. Mrs. J. H., 119. 1«9. 

Browne, Master Johnny, 119. 

Buckley, E. J., 249. 

Buffalo Bill, 189. 

Bull, Ole, 234. 

Buntline, Ned, 189. 

Burgess. Neil, 391. 

Burke, Father Tom. 191. 

Bums, Thomas H.. 119. 

Burroughs, W. F.. 129. 

Burt, Laura. 404. 

Burton. William E.. 72. 

Butler. Benjamin F.. 241. 

Byron. Edwin, the Boy Tragedian. 221. 

Byron, Oliver Doud, 185. 

Calve, Emma, 474. 

Campanari, Giuseppe. 369. 

Campbell. Bartley, 267. 

Campbell. S. C. 161. 

Canfield. Eugene, 370. 

Capoul, Victor, 177. 

Carmencita. 392. 

Carreno. Teresa. 228 

Carroll, R. M.. 209. 

Cary. Annie Louise, 205. 

Castle. William. 164. 

Cayvan. Georgia E.. 263. 

Chandelier, 13. 

Chanfrau, F. S., 162, 190. 

Chanfrau. Mrs. F. S., 195. 

Chapin. Rev. E. H., 136. 

Clair. George. 119. 

Clarke, Annie, 340. 

Clarke. George H., 111. 

Clarke. Rev. James Freeman, 146. 

Clarke. John S., 129, 131. 

Clarke. Russell. 119. 129. 

Claxton. Kate. 229. 

Cline. Maggie, 438. 

Cluer. Susie. 129. 

Coes, GeoTff^ H.. 1^. 

ColKer. Willie, 386. 

Collings. W. H.. 119. 

Collins, P. A., 349. 

Collyer. Dan. 377. 

Collver. Rev. Robert. 136. 

Comer. Thomas, 95. 

Conway. Mrs. F. B.. 154. 

Coquelin, Constant. 482. 

Corbett. James J.. 388. 451. 

Corden. Juliet, 355. 

Corinne, 303. 

Cormani, Lucia, 307. 

Comalba. Elena. 278. 

Couldock, C. W.. 85. 334. 

Coulter. Frazer. 304. 307. 

Cowper. John C. 123. 

Crane. William H.. 207. 339, 441. 

Campanini, Italo. 204. 

Craven. John T., 284. 303. 

Creswick, William, 176. 

Cubas. Isabella. 89. 

Cudworth, Rev. Warren H., 136. 

Curtain. 483. 

Custis. George William, 169. 

Curtis, M. B.. 324. 

Cushman, Charlotte, 66, 85, 191. 

Cushman. Major. Pauline. 109. 

Dado, Signor, 445. 

Dailey. Peter, 415. 

Daly. H. F.. 24. 

Daly. Julia. 88. 

Damrosch German Opera Company in 

1896. 435. 
Damrosch, I^eopold, 300. 
Damrosch, Walter, 423. 
Daniels, Frank, 329. 
Darclee, Mme. Hariclee, 445. 
Dauvray, Helene. 178. 
Davenport. E. L.. 28, 29. 
Davenport. Fanny. 120 (two portraits). 861. 
Dav-ies, H. Rees, 249. 
Davies, Phoebe. 404. 
Da\is, Jessie Bartlett. 453. 
Davitt. Michael, 341. 
De Angelis. Jefferson. 457. 
Dean, Julia, 24, 25. 
De* Anna, Signor, 445. 
De Belleville. Frederic, 451. 
De Belocca. Anna. 278. 
Delehanty. W. H.. 177. 
Del Puente. Signor, 203. 


De Lu3san, Zelie, 328. 
De Reszke, Edouaid, 478. 
De Reszke, Jean, 465. 
Diagram, 1st page, 6. 
Diagram, 4th page, 7. 
Dickinson, Anna, 160. 
Didiee, Mme., 52. 
Dillon, John, 382. 
Di Marchi, Signor, 445. 
Di Murska, Ihna, 260. 
Dixey, Henry E., 266. 
Dockstader, Lew. 359. 
Donaldson. W. A., 35. 
Dougherty, Hughey, 156. 
Doi^Tiing, Robert, 345. 
Drew. John, 273. 
Drew. Mrs. John. 424, 441. 
Dumas. Alexandre, 93. 
Dumont, Frank, 219. 
Dunn, Arthur, 400. 
Durell, Lillian, 402. 
Durot, Signor, 445. 
Duse, Eleonora, 439. 

Eames, Emma, 472. 
Eddinger, Lawrence, 377. 
Eddinger, Wallie, 377, 381. 
Edouin, Willie, 252. 
Elliott, Maxine, 448. 
Ellsworth, Colonel E. E.. 83. 
Emerson, Billy, 214. 
Emery, Sam, 97. 
Emmett, J. K., 338. 
Emmotas, Lizzie, 71. 
Evans, Charles E., 409. 
"Exiles, The," in 1877. 249. 

Fabbri, Mme., 81. 
Fcchter, Charles, 162. 171. 
Field, Kate, 343. 
FtHher, Charles, 176. 
Fisk, James, Jr.. 152. 
Fiske. John, 397. 
Fitzsimmons. Robert, 416. 
Fkirence, W. J., 103. 
Florence, Mrs. W. J.. 103. 
Fohstrom, Alma, 326. 

Formes, Carl, 70. 

Forrest, Edwin, 26, 47 (five portraite). 

Forrester, N. C, 35. 

Forsberg, S. H., 119, 129. 

Foster, Eugene, 478. 

Fougere, Eugenie, 421. 

Fox, C. K., 160. 

Fox, Delia, 457. 

Fox, George L.. 158. 

Foy. Edwin, 406. 

Foyer, 3. 

Frail, Horace, 119. 

France. Rosa, 290, 307. 

France, Shirley H., 119. 

Francis, Ida, 287. 

Frothingham, George, 263, 265. 

Fuller. Loie. 393. 

Fuller the Skater, 153. 

Fursch-madi, Mme., 303. 

Gadski, Johanna, 435. 

Gannett. Rev. E. S., 145. 

Gazzaniga, Signorina, 49. 

Gericke, William. 350. 

Germon, Effie, 179. 

Gerster, Etelka, 260. 

Getz, Charles S., 203. 

Gilbert, John, 16, 24. 

Gilmore, P. S., 109. 

Gilroy, Mamie, 400. 

Golden, Richard, 401. 

Gromersal, William, 119. 

Gomersal, Mrs. William. 119. 

Gottschalk, 101. 

Goodwin, N. C, Jr., 214, 441, 352. 

Gould, Howard, 292. 

Grand Staircase Leading to First Balcony. 1. 

Grant, President U. S., 179. 

Gray, Ada, 334. 

Grisi, Mme., 29. 

Grismer, Joseph R., 404. 

Gruening, Wilhelm, 435. 

Hackett. J. H., 30. 

Hale. Rev. Edward Everett, 137. 

Hall. Pauline, 413. 

Hallen. Fred, 395. 



Hanlon. Alfred, 90. 

Hanlon Brothers, 90. 

Hanlon, George, 90. 

Hanlon, William, 90. 

Hardenbergh, Frank, 129. 

Harlan, Otis, 372. 

Harrigan and Hart, 198. 

Harrigan, Edward, 198. 

Harris, Charles S., 478. 

Harris, William, 268. 

Harrison, William, 30. 

Harrold, Jeannie, 377. 

Hart. Joseph, 395. 

Hart, Tony, 198. 

Hastreiter, Helene, 332. 

Hauk, Minnie, 132, 260. 

Hawk, Harry, 377, 379. 

Held, Anna, 447. 

Hengler, Thomas, 177. 

Hensler, Elise, 40 (two portraits). 

Hepworth, Rev. George H., 115. 

Herbert, Victor, 426. 

Hermann, Adelaide, 208, 469. 

Hermann, Alexander, 90, 208. 

Hermann, Charles, 90. 

Hermanns, Josej)h, 107. 

Hermanns, The Two, 90. 

Heme, James A.. 338, 422, 462. 

Heron, Matilda, 51. 

Hinckley, Isabella, 86. 

"H. M. S. Pinafore," in 1879, 263. 

Hoey, William, 409. 

Holland, E. M., 441. 

Holland, Joseph, 441. 

Holt, Elise, 150. 

Hopper, DeWolf, 459. 

Horn, Eph, 124. 

Howard, T. C, 119. 

Howe, J. B., 24. 

Hoyt, Charles H., 383. 

Huguet, Mme., 445. 

Hunter, Mrs. T. M., 249. 

Huntington, Agnes, 325. 

Ince. John E., 288, 289. 
Ingersoll, Robert G., 410. 
Innes, the band leader, 438. 

Interior of the Boston Theatre in 1896, 431. 
Irma, Mile., 152. 
lining, Henry, 308. 
Irwin, May, 365. 

Jackson, Peter, 414. 

"Jalma," m 1883, 307. 

James, Louis, 249 (two portraits), 255 (two 

Janauschek, Madame, 149. 
Januschowsky, Georgina von, 362. 
Jarrett, Henry C, 115. 
Jefferson, Joseph, 91, 156, 396, 441. 
Jefferson, Thomas, 464. 
Jefferson, William W., 464. 
Jewett, Sara, 242. 
Joannes, Count, 107. 
Johannsen, Mme., 52. 
Jones, Carrie, 202. 
Jones, Mrs. W. G., 377, 381. 
Jose, R. J., 360. 
Juch, Emma, 342. 
Judic, Mme., 323. 

Kammerlee, Gus, 263. 
Kari, Tom, 263, 353. 
Kean, Charles, 123. 
Kean, Mrs. Charles, 123. 
Keene, Laura, 114. 
Keene, Thomas W., 266. 
Kellogg, Clara Louise, 87. 
Kendal, W. H., 390. 
Kendal, Mrs. W. H., 390. 
Kidder, Kathryn, 437. 
Kilhy, Quincy. 336. 
Kilpatrick, Gen. Judson F., 169. 
Kimball, Jennie, 119. 
Kingdon, Edith, 302, 307. 
Kit and the Beats, 190. 
Klafsky, Katharina, 435. 
Koppitz, Charles, 119, 125. 

Laborde, Mme., 70. 
Ladies' Parlor, 2, 14. 
La Grange, Mme., 48. 
Lamb, Frank, 307. 
Lambele, Aline, 142. 



Lander, Mrs. Jean Davenport, 235. 

Langtry, Mrs., 340. 

Leclercq. Carlotta, 163. 

Le Moyne, W. J.. 100. 

Leman, Walter M., 129. 

Lennon, Nestor. 377. 

Leotard the gymnast, 149. 

Leslie, E. M., 129. 

Leslie, Mrs. E. M., 129. 

Levick, Gustavus, 227. 

Levy, Jules, 385. 

Lewis, Catherine, 268. 

Lewis, Horace, 254. 

Lew^is, James, 150. 

I^is, Waiter, 377. 

Liberati, Signor,421. 

Liliuokalani, Queen, 346. 

Lingaid, Dickie, 267. 

Little Nell, the California Diamond, 178. 

Livermope, Mary A., 301. 

liocke, D. R. 168. 

Ixxrke, Geoige E. (Yankee), 173. 

IxHigfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 279. 

Losee, Frank, 377, 380. 

Ix)thian, Napier, 135. 

Ix>tta, 148 (two portraits), 165. 

Lucca, Pauline, 192. 

Lucette, Madeline, 272. 

Ludwig, William, 351. 

•* Macbeth" Programme, 151. 
MacDonaid, W. H., 353. 
Mace, Jem, 172. 
Mack, Andrew, 449. 
Maffitt, James S., 193. 
Maguinnis, D. J., 190, 289, 303. 
Majiltous, 184. 
Majilton, Charles, 184. 
Majilton, Frank, 184. 
Majilton, Marie, 184. 
Manola, Marion, 412. 
Mansfield, Richard, 374. 
Mapleson, J. H., 259, 445. 
Maretz^k, Max, 46. 
Mario, Signor, 34. 
Markham, Pauline, 166. 
Marbwe, Julia, 404, 441. 

Marshall, Mrs. Margaret, 119. 

Marshall, Wyzeman. 98. 

Marteau, Henri, 401. 

Mason, John B., 412. 

Materna, Amalia, 319, 413. 

Mather, Margaret, 310, 455. 

Mathews, Charles, 62 (two portraits). 

Maurel, Victor, 203. 

May, Edna, 454. 

Mayo, Frank, 118, 119, 20i. 

Mazzolini, Signor, 106. 

McCarthy. Justin, 341. 

McCarty. LawTence, 322. 

McCullough, Isabelle. 2()3. 

McCullough, John, 92, 226. 

Melba, Nellie, 456. 

Menken, Adah Isaacs, 94. 

Menken and Dumas, 93. 

M'Glenen, H. A., 124. 

Milbank, George, 272. 

Miles, General Nelson A., 426. 

Miller, Henry, 414. 

Miron, J. C, 372. 

Mitchell, Charles, 324. 

Mitchell, Maggie, 105. 

Modjeska, Helena, 433. 

Montgomery, Walter, 170. 

Moretti, Eleanor, 377. 

Morlacchi Ballet, 159. 

Morris, Billy, 73. 

Morris, Clara, 242. 

Morris, Lon, 73. 

Muldoon, William. 327. 

Murdoch, H. S., 216. 

Murdoch, James E., 112, 295. 

Murphy, Cornelius D., 463. 

Murphy, Joseph, 238. 

Murphy, Tim, 372. 

Murray, Rev. W. H. H., 344. 

Nasby, Petroleum V., 168. 
Neilson, Adelaide, 194. 
Neuendorf, Ad, 362. 
Nevada, Emma, 317. 
Neville, Henry, 377, 379. 
Newcomb, Bobby, 214. 
Nielsen, Alice. 463.' 



Nilsson, Christine, 179, 182. 
Nini Patte en TAir and Pupil, 399. 
Noah, Rachel, 113, 119, 129, 289, 305. 
Nordica, Mme., 326. 
Nye. BiU, 367. 

Oates, AUce, 207. 

O'Brien, William, 347. 

Oeslerle. Kate, 377. 

0*Gorman, Edith, the Escaped Nun, 171. 

Olcott, Chauncey. 475. 

O'Neil, Nance, 458. 

0*NeiU, James, 447. 

O'Reilly. John Boyle, 364. 

O'Rell, Max (Paul Blouet). 371. 

Orton, Josephine, 116. 

Osgood, Rev. Samuel, 137. 

Owens, John £., 125. 

Paderewski, Ignace, 432. 
Palmer, Minnie, 320. 
Palmieri, Signora, 224. 
Pappenheim, Eug^iie, 239. 
Paquerette, Mile., 408. 
Parepa Rosa, 133. 
Parks, Geoq^ R., 283. 
Parsloe, Charles T., 118. 
Parsons, Thomas W., 20. 
Pastor. Tony, 231. 
Patti, Adelina, 79. 
Patti. Carlotta, 89. 
Paur. Emil. 434. 
Peakes. Henry. 119. 
Peakes. James G.. 119. 
Pell. Johnny. 75. 
Perr>% Agnes, 128, 129. 
Pliillips, Adelaide. 35, 39. 263. 
Piccolomini. Signora, 77. 
Pixley. Annie, 276. 
PUn^t>n, Pol. 473. 
Pomeroy. 236. 
Pond, Fred E., 418. 
Poole, Nellie, 287. 
Popoxici, Demeter, 435. 
Poller, Mrs. James Bro^-n, 432. 
Powers, Miss, 307. 
I*resbrey. Eugene W., 244. 

Prescott, Jennie, 287. 
Prescott, W. P., 118. 
Price, Mark, 233. 249. 
Primrose and West, 297. 
Prince of Wales in 1860. 84. 
Proctor. F. F.. 270. 
Proctor. Joseph. 42, 125. 
Programme of Opening Night, 15. 
Putnam, Rev. Dr., 146. 
Putnam, Katie, 219. 
Pyne, Louisa. 28. 
^ne, Susan, 43. 

Rachel. 37. 

Raft Scene in ** Michael Strogoff." 289. 

Randaccio. Signor. 445. 

Ravel. Antoine. 32. 

Ravel. Gabriel. 32. 64. 

Ravel, Jerome. 32. 

Ravels, 32. 

Ravelli, Signor. 299. 

Raymond. John T.. 235. 

Razzle Dazzle Trio. 372. 

Redmond, John, 472. 

Redmund, William, 283, 289, 307. 

Reed, Chariie, 386. 

Rehan, Ada, 273. 

Reignolds, Kale. 139. 

Remenyi the violinist, 389. 

Reynolds. J. P., 119, 129. 

Rhea. Hortense. 323. 

Rice, Fannie, 441. 

Richards, George, 370. 

Richings, Caroline. 123. 140. 

Richings, Peter, 123. 

Riddle, George, 213. 

Rignold, George, 224. 

Rislori, Adelaide, 131. 

"Rivals, The," in 1896, 441. 

Roberts, J. B., 133. 

Robertson, Agnes, 50. 

Robson and Crane, ^W6. 

Robson, Stuart, 168. 

Rogers, Gils, 467. 

Rogers, Max, 467. 

Roosevelt, Blanche, 279. 

Roosevelt, Theodore, 240. 



Ron. Carl 18S. 

Boip. BeDe. 577. 

RoBe« llmny. S77. 

RqkUt, Amy, Ifte. 

Rcnr-Maplnon. Marie. 251, 258. 

Rudmdorf. Ermmie. 201. 

Rumroel Fnuiz, 261. 

RuMril Lillian. 408 (two portraits), 457. 

RumtU, Sol Smith. 450. 

Salmoiraghi. Signorina. 300. 

Sairini, Alexaodrr. 310, 304. 

Salvini, Tomroaao, 202. 

Saodoir, Eugrn. 425. 

Santlrr. Katf*. 181. 

Saurrt. Emile, 2SI. 

Sralrhi. Sofia. 31H. 445. 

Scallaii. William. 110. 

Sctnr from **The D^Vn Bridge,'* 35. 

Seme from -The Tempest." 41. 

Scene from ''The Wife," 24. 

ScWf. Fritzi. 481. 

SdiiUer. Mme. Methua, 100. 

SrhUling. Mina. 435. 

Srh(M>lrraft. Luke. 106. 

Snitt. J. R.. 110, 120. 

Srtitt-Siddoiifl. Mrs.. 161. 

Saj<ti, A.. 481. 

.Srabrtwke. Thomas Q., 466. 

Seating Plan, in 1H54. 8, 0. 

Seating Ilan in 1870. 167. 

Snpiin. Zt'Ula. 141. 

Sndl. AiiliKi. 36:*. 

SrU\ii, John II . 178. 

Smilirirh. Manvlla, .SIM) 

S-I<4hII. l>an. 67. 76. 

Slirriflan and Muck. 172. 

SJmwHI. iJniingtiMi U.. 63, 200, 225. 249. 

Sm|iMio. l>an. 110. 

SlmrHT. <>tk 275. 

.*HniU>. Knima, 202. 

Mnith, M.irk. 88. 

Sfiiith, Si. 110. 

Scmtkirii? KfH)tn. 14. 

Sim*ntiri<». Kiijjfnio. 454. 

NMlitni. K .V . IH^. 230 (in three characters). 

S<}ieni. K H . 436. 

"Soudan, The," in 1800, 377. 
Sousa, John Philip. 420. 
Spear, G. G. (Old Spear), 173. 
Springer, S. £.. 296, 307, 377. 
Sternberg, Constantine, 280. 
Stetson. Evaline, 287. 
Stewart, Mrs. E. F., 120. 
St. Felix Infant Ballet, 184. 
Stigelli. Signor, 86. 
St. Maur, W. H.. 120. 
Stone. Marie. 328. 
Strakosch. Max, 71. 
Studley, S. L., 262. 
Stick, August, 19 (two portraits). 
Sullivan, Barry, 220. 
Sullivan. John L.. 327. 
Sullivan, T. D., 419. 
Sully. Dan. 329. 

Taber. Robert, 441. 
Tamberlik, Signor. 201. 
Tanner, Cora. 344. 
Tayk>r, Enmia, 63. 
Taybr. James W.. 479. 
Tempest, Marie, 405. 
Temina. Milka, 435, 465. 
Terr}-, Ellen. 308. 
Texas Jack. 189. 
ITiatcher. George, 261. 
llmyer, Benjamin W., 218. 
I^iomas, .Vii^LHln.s, 384. 
njonias, Tlu-^Mlon', .*W2. 
nuMniKson, IVinnan. 270. 387. 
TlM>nii>s<>n, Lydia. KJO. 245. 
llionic, diaries U.. Jr.. 128, 120. 
'Hionie. Emily. 101. 
Thornc. KhhI. 227. 
'Hionic. (Jnuv. 2!>6. ms. 307. 
'nuirshy. Kninia, 216. 
Titicns. Tcn-<i. 228. 
'r<»ni|»kin>. KiiffiMic. :W7. 
Tompkins. Orlando. 315. 
Tonia^hi. Jolo. 40S. 
Tturiani. Si;;n«»ra. 206. 
T«M«^'. Mllr. IW 
Tntin. (i*i»iv«' KrancLs, 373. 
Tm^v hrid^jr, J. ('., 74. 



Turtle, Zoe, 256. 

Ughetti, Signor, 445. 
Ulmar, Geraldine, 280. 
Urso, Camilla, IM, 288. 

Vandenhoff. Charles H., 212. 
Vandenhoff, George, 38. 
Vandenhoff, Mrs. George, 38. 
Vanoni, Marie, 400. 
Van Zandt, Jennie, 116. 
Varian, Mme., 92. 
Vestvali, Felicita, 45. 
Viale, llosina, 307. 
Vokes family, 187. 
Yokes, Fawdon, 187. 
Vokes, Fred, 187. 
Vokes, HarT>', 411. 
Vokes, Jessie, 187. 
Vokes, Kosina, 187. 
Vokes, Victoria, 187. 

Wainwright, Marie, 249, 251. 
Wallack. James \V., 91. 
Wallack, Lester, 190. 
Walsh, Blanche, 448. 
Ward and Vokes. 411. 
Ward, Genevieve. 261. 
Ward, John ("Hap"). 411. 
Ward, John M., 313. 
WarBeld, David, 458. 
Warner, Neil. 168. 
Warren, William 113. 

Washington Street Entrance, 14. 
Watterson, Henry, 434. 
Weathersby, Eliza, 181. 
Western, Lucille, 126. 
Wheatleigh, Charles. 178. 
Wheelock, Joseph, 225. 
White Fawn Ballet, 143. 
Whitney, Myron W., 263. 
Wilhelmj the violinist, 258. 
Wilkins, Marie, 226. 
Williams, Barney, 36. 
Williams, Mrs. Barney, 36. 
Williams, Gus, 373. 
WilUamson, J. C, 253. 
Wilson, Francis, 441. 
Wilson, George W., 212. 
Wilson, Katie, 307. 
Winston, Jeannie, 281. 
Wood, Mrs. John, 33, 184. 
Woodhull, Fred, 129. 
Woodruff, Master Harry, 275. 
Wylie, D. B.. 119. 

Yale, Charles H., 221. 

Yohe. May, 360. 

"Young America," Master John Haslam. 

Ysaye the violinist, 422. 

Zanfretta, Marietta, 65. 
Zerralin, Carl, 99. 
Zot% Marie, the Cuban Sylph, 108. 
Zoyara. Ella, 80. 


Grand SUircaM leading to Fintt Balcony 





IliiK first nuMition in literature of the present Boston The- 
- atre is found in **A Record of the Boston Stage*/' l)y 
William W. ria|>|), Jr., puhlished in 1S.>3, in whieh the author 
<|Uott*s from a letter written to him l>v Thomas Barry, say- 
in^T, *' Vou will have, siMHier or later, a first -class theatn* in 
Boston, and if |>ro[H*rly huilt and |>ro|H'rly e<mdu(*ted. it will 
|>n>ve a Imkjh to the puhlie and a fortune to the managt^r/* 




advance of the times that even to-day no theatre in the world 
has been able to surpass it in all important particulars. In 
beauty of line, in acoustic properties, in ventilation, in ease 

Thomas Barry 

iiimI iMoiiomy of boating, in generosity of entrances and lobbies, 
ill roiiirorl and celerity of exit, in size and capaJ)ilities of stage, 
il lins berii a model for all the large theatres that have since 
Immmi const nictcd in this country. No other theatre in the world 













Cr ^^^ ~ — 

has presented so many notabilities to the public, from tra- 
gedians and grand opera singers to negro minstrels and vari- 
ety performers, from 
orators and clergymen 
to ballet dancers and 
athletes. Scarcely any 
world-famous artist in 
the last fifty years has 
missed making his or 
her appearance at the 
Boston Theatre, and 
myriads of words of 
praise have fallen from 
their lips for its beauty, 
its comfort, and its un- 
paralleled acoustics. 

The old Boston The- 
atre on Federal Street 
was destroyed in 18.52, 
and the Tremont The- 
atre having gone into 
the possession of a re- 
ligious society, it was 

felt that an adequate place of amusement was needed in 
the city. Consequently, on April 28, 1852, a meeting which 
had J)een called by Joseph Leonard, the auctioneer, was held 
at the Revere House to consider the J)uilding of a new theatre. 
The meeting was called to order J)y Joseph X. Howe. E. C. 
Bates was chosen chairman and B. F. Stevens secretary. 
Addresses were made by Mayor Benjamin Seaver, Gardner 


Mana^fr. 77i/>mas Barry. 

Assistant Manager.... John/ £. Hh^ht. 

Thtasurfr H'ilbanv £Uu(m'. 

BarJSuper. ^.^fTUsmu?. 

IhbUshed ky 


JOO Wixs?tin*/ton/ Street. 


First Page of Diagram 


n.T^ — '"^ '' — ' sgLini 


Box Office Ifcun. 

Adnmt iM *ipm. from. Ji A.M.tkmt^mii ih^ iiuy 

fW — 

IP ^ 

Brewer, and other prominent citizens, and a committee, con- 
sisting of John E. Bates, Gardner Brewer, Otis Rich, and 

John E. Thayer, was 
ap[>ointed to select a 
site and solicit sub- 
scriptions. Among 
those who signed the 
petition for a charter 
were David Sears, Oli- 
ver Ditson, and Gen- 
eral John S, Tyler. 

On May 15, 1852, the 
Boston I'heatre Com- 
pany was incor[K>rated, 
with a capital stock of 
$«()0,000, which was 
afterwards increased to 
$250,000, the [)rice of 
the shares Ix^ing placed 
at $1000 each. The 
Mrl(><l(M>ii rstate on 
Washin^on Street was 
l)(>n<rht, tot^ether with 
the rear huui, whicli liad heen owned l»v th(* Boston (Jaslii^ht 
Company, the total cost reacliin^ $1(1:5. . S l-S. SO. 

A pri/(» of $,')00 was offered for the Ix^st <l(vsiu:n of a theatre, 
and was won hv II. Nourv, th(» huildiiiir ixMiii^ constructiMl 
fnun liis <lesi(jn l>y tlie Hostoii architects, K. (\ and J. K. 
("al»ot and Jonathan Preston, th(» hitter Ikmii^ a|»|)ointed 
snjK'rvisor. The hniiding covers 'it),! 49 feet of hmd and has 


/3I*» />i/y«/wy^ ^♦Wtt is <Y>e/t' from // ^ 
2FM frtmi f fo S J's¥. tuul fhmt^ 6 fMro Oio 

SHtC" rtu* h^ ururr^l fArm /(ayf in, OthyOH/^ 

/Hmm' /:4Anv 6iikf/i^omy S^*^ KH? Jfaref Jfojut 

imt f tu ms ^shrrs with bodies aJways in nfitn I 
dmmom fo comdu^ t-isitort to thfir sf^fU 

jtJfdi ttifi 6^ Ttrtuk^ S mimunr pntioHf to fAr 
f^ttvf of tks iMTtain/ 

^ouUm^t' ate erpedfd tn dr i/^vynwv/ trAt/^ 
m sAe OMnhtariutn. 

ftfffp^ Jfookf of rAr J*l/99 cr /^miunumr atui e^f^tf 
CilArfm' fum uitrt^rs Af ftrvanrr%I uf tAr /f<jtz (^fhcts 

or at (h** Book^ore of 
^ ////// yr^/f J /#<^. > 


Fourth Pasje of Hiai^ram 


a present seating capacity of 3140. Comparatively few struc- 
tural changes have been made in the theatre since it was built, 
the greatest being in 1888, when ten feet were cut from the 
front of the stage, thus bringing the audience so much nearer 
the players. In 1890 the great cut-glass chandelier was taken 
down and its place was filled by eight smaller electric clusters, 
thus removing all dan 




ger of accident from 
the fall of the whole or 
a part of the massive 
structure, a danger far 
more apparent than 
real, yet still within 
the bounds of possi- 
bility. This chande- 
lier was of immense 
size and weight, and 
was composed of 
thousands of cut-glass 
prisms. When lighted, 
it had the appearance 
of a great glowing 
jewel, and was the ad- 
miration and delight 
of generations of the- 
atre-goers. A strange 
comment on the un- 
certainty of fashion is 
furnished by the fact that when this chandelier, which had 
cost thousands of dollars, was taken down, nobody could be 


^'-i^t/j p^BQ^^*^ 



Seating Plan — 1854 
Second Page of Diagram 


found to purchase it, or even to remove it for the value of the 
material of which it was composed. It was dismantled and 
stored above the dome of the theatre, where it now lies, 
nej^lected and forgotten, within a few feet of the scene of its 
lonjj-time glory. 

The construction of the dome was a work of genius in 

engineering, as it was 




a serious problem to 
carry so large an ex- 
panse of ceiling with- 
out help from below. 
It was here that wire 
lathing was used for 
the first time on re- 
cord, as it was not 
practicable to sustain 
so great an area of 
plastering with ordin- 
ary wooden laths. 

The paneled clo(*k 
over the proscenium 
was unique in its nov- 
elty, and is still the 
only one of the kind in 
this country, though 
its counterpart may l>e 
seen at the Hoftheater 
in Dresden, Saxony. 
The staircase which leads from the Washini^ton Street lol)l)y 
to the up[)er gallery is ingeniously contrived to Ih^ self-su[)port- 


''/;;>T cHiVi**- 


Switiiig Plan — 1H.54 
Third Page of Diagram 


ing and in no way dependent upon the walls beside it, but 
springing free and clear from the basement below. Its integ- 
rity is shown in the fact that in all its more than fifty years of 
service it has borne its burden of millions of hurrying human 
beings without a crack or strain of any kind. It is spiral in 
form and measures nine feet in width, being constructed of 
oak, which even now shows but few signs of wear from the 
countless feet that have trodden its broad surfaces. The grand 
staircase leading from the main lobby to the first balcony also 
shows the excellence of its material, there being practically no 
appearance of wear after its half-century of faithful service. 

The ladies' room on the first floor, the smoking-room on the 
second floor, and the spacious lobbies of the family circle and 
gallery occupy in themselves an area greater than the entire 
auditorium of many a smaller theatre. Although the seating 
capac^ity of the house is so much larger than that of any other 
in the city, it is a pleasing fact that the sign " Standing Room 
Only" has l)een shown oftener in the Boston Theatre than in 
any other local playhouse. 

The auditorium is ninety feet in diameter and is almost 
circuhir in sha{)e, flattening slightly towards the stage. The 
distance from the curtain to the hack of the auditorium is 
eighty-four feet. The height of the dome is fifty-four feet. The 
four private boxes on citlier side of the auditorium should be 
(considered principally as an architectural feature, as they were 
intentionally kept in the l)ackground, that they might not 
int(Mfer(* with the view from the orchestra cin^le or balconies. 

The stage backs on Mason Street, wliere are the stage-door 
for the use of a(»tors and working staff, and the great scene- 
doors, which liave Iieight enough to admit the largest pieces of 


m I 


sceneiy and sufficient width to permit the passage of tally-ho 
coaches, fire-engines, or the bulkiest properties that may be 
needed. The proscenium opening is forty-eight feet in width 
by forty-one in height. There is a sub-cellar beneath the stage 
with a depth of about thirty feet, which allows the sinking of 
the highest flats and wings. The stage itself is irregular in 
shape, being much deeper on the side toward the south. Its 
capabilities are known the world over, and it has been since its 
first construction a standard for commodiousness and mechan- 
ical perfection. 

In addition to the actors, singers, and performers in all other 
branches of the amusement profession who have been seen here, 
an army of supernumeraries has trodden its boards, thousands 
of whom have gained name and fame in divers fields of useful- 
ness. Comparatively few are the students of Harvard College, 
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and many kindred 
institutions, who have not apj^eared at least once before a 
Boston Theatre audience as one of the villagers, soldiery, or 
mob in the great operatic, spectacular, and melodramatic pro- 
ductions for which the theatre has long been famous. A large 
proportion of the prominent citizens of nearby Massachusetts 
cities has also been seen there serving as members of reception 
committees, seated behind some famous orator or statesman, 
as he addressed his audience on an absorbing topic of the day. 
The little stage-door on Mason Street could conjure up a pro- 
cession of ghostly visitors of other days, unequaled by the 
shadows from any other such portal in the world. Well might 
W. E. Henley's lines be inscribed above it: 

The curtain falls, the play is played; 
The beggar packs beside the beau ; 



^rhe monarch troops and troops the maid; 
The thunder huddles with the snow. 
Where are the revelers high and low? 
The clashing swonis? The lover's call? 
The dancers gleaming row on row? 
Into the night go one and all. 

Tlif (ircat ChaiidflitT 

Washington Street Entrance 
Ladies' Parlor 

Balcony Foyer 



THOMAS Barry took a trip to Europe in the early part of 
1854 in the interest of the Boston Theatre. While there 
he wrote the following letters to J. B. Wright. These letters 
are now in the possession of Robert Gould Shaw of this city, 
who has kindly loaned them for reproduction in this book. 

43 St. James's Place, St. James's Street, 
London, May 19, 1854. 

My dear Wright, — I returned from Paris last night, 
having been absent nine days. Prior to my departure I engaged 
Mr. Wood for the first low comedy and his wife for the cham- 
bermaids. They are both young and clever, great favorites, 
and considered equal to any artists on the English stage. 
When I told Webster of the engagement he expressed his 


THE FIRST NIGHT gostOH Cjieatn. 

surprise at their going to America, fg*^ : ; 'r^ag S|ig ^ : : ^Sg 

an<l said that he had intended offer- •:^'^^r':?:^''^S^tr,iL;i:^f^ 

ing them terms for the Adelphi. ^^^S:;^r£~2=rnrr=::nr==: 

Finding the price here asked for ttrfj^tH^ci^f^jr':^^ 
theatrical dresses fifty per cent more macwipicebtt wew^tmbatm 

than I had expected, I determined -^-^^*^^^^'^«.^r£r^^^^^-*- 

to make the wardrobe up in Amer- jjrStSSSCj^ 

ica and asked Brooke to spare me Z 

Howell as our costumer. He con- SIP- 




ft O MiMMM. 


sented, and Howell is engaged for "*'S5v.— ,s:5.i5i"* 
lat husmess and likewise to act -.ruiLr::^^ I zj^vr- 


H — ih—y4 ■■»—»» !■««*»»«< 

and assist on the stage as may be ,,£5^s:iirt;rsi.v2*H:::te=L':^s?: 
recjuired. Johnson and Howell must S?^?|^kSr?i^^H?^*5 
work together amicably. SS^S^^^ 

In Paris I was offered the ward- MAjLioiiAJb AiAa, 

rol>e l)elonging to the Strashurg —2!:Z!l:'^ 

Theatre at a verv low price, and ^^?**^-M5*f*- 

purchased it. Many of the costumes lyi in'*TJf^JrL'*y ^ 

an* of silk velvet, scarcely worn, and B*i ^^^L^^^J^ ^ 

made bv the great costumer of Paris, ^'^^^tw.i^^.-i.JJ^;^^*^ 

Nouncm. I likewise l)ought a fine ^ ■t^ZiZ^m.^^Z.^.^TLzr^'^ 

lot of stage jewelrv, foil stones, chain ^ *—*——'*-* '****^'; ..Tr^ 

armor, etc. I found a theatrical *^ "^r'T*^"^'^ ^ r*^ *^..>^ 

librarv' in I/ondon of bound and ^'^*->-^-iB->i^tw..,T,^,->-iJiy^ 

marke<] l>ooks which 1 will send to LOAN OF ▲ LOTB&I 

lioston . '^ '^'^'^ZlT'^^l^^r^'^'^^*^ 

Prior to closing this letter I will ■ — ^^I^^^rrrrJirZIir?-''-*' 

drive to my agent's, and if hv has £r:\^r.-'iy.'?r^' •_ .' ^^S 

any news to communicate, I will ■ 7/"^ '^ z 1^ — ''SrT.^'Z7\^ ^^ 

give you in a P. S. ^'^^ll^']'^*""^^^ ^f^T'" 

15 Profi^ramiiie of tin* ( )|HMiing Xij;ht 


Theatricals are dull in Paris, and the glory of the French 
stage appears to have set without the hope of a speedy rising. 
There is no startling talent to be met with, the actresses 

are plain, almost ugly, the ballet in- 
different, and I see nothing superior 
to our own stage except the scenery, 
gorgeous costumes, and instrumental 
music, which is perfection. 

During the course of the coming 
week I shall probably make some en- 
gagements. Do not write to me after 
the 3d of June, as I shall sail from 
Liverpool on the 17th. I wish the day 
w as come, for I long to be home again. 
I went on board the Africa a sick man, 
and sickness has stuck to me more or 
less ever since. The weather here is 
dreadful, a cold rain, no sun, more like 
a New York winter than anything else. 
I crossed the English Channel in a gale of wind, the sea break- 
ing over our little iron steamer and drenching the passengers 
to the skin. Let others travel for pleasure. I have had enough 
of it. My best thanks for your attention to business. Act 
as for yourself; whatever you do is right. With best wishes, 
believe me 

Yours most truly, 

Thomas Barry. 

J. B. Wright, Esq. 

P. S. If Miss Emma Taylor is pretty and clever, try to get 
her at the $18 per week. I have not been able to see my agent ^^^ 


John Gilbert 


but I understand he has no news to communicate. Our ward- 
rolie will be first-rate, the most beautiful and complete in 
America. The costumes making here are perfect. 

43 St. James's Place, London, 
July 11, 1S54. 

My dear Wright, — I have taken my passage on the 
Afric^a and shall sail on Saturday. I have engaged a whole 
family for the sake of obtaining two pretty girls 19 and 17. 
The eldest, who is to play our 
first walking ladies, has led the 
business in the countrv and is a 
verj' good actress. The young- 
est is to do anything. Both can 
sing and are pretty. The father 
was for years the first old man 
at York and can play Irishmen, 
etc. He is to make himself use- 
ful in second old men and re- 
s|M*ctable l)usiness. His wife 
(hi< second) is quite a young 
and handsome woman and |)lays 
c*lianilK*rnKiids. She is to make 
InTM'lf nM»ful. Tht*y have four 
yuiiii:^ c hiMrcii from 18 to .5, good for Dnki* of York. etc. 

A«* \\\v day for my departure approaches, husinivss accumu- 
late^ and 1 liavt* only time to write* a few lines. My luvst 
n'^|H-rt> to Mrs. W., your mother, an<l all fricn<ls. 

N'cry truly yours, 

Thomas Bahry. 

J B Wright. F!3q 


.fulia li«*niu'tt Harrow 


The family referred to was the Biddies family, and the 
young and pretty girl of 17 who was to do anything became 

Mrs. Thomas Barry before very 
long. Although not in the first 
production, she was present on 
that occasion and occupied a 
seat in Mr. Barry's private box. 
The opening night was a great 
success, the auditorium being 
crowded with a throng repre- 
senting the brains, wealth, and 
Jr V I ' \w fashion of the city. It was an 

^m I [ ^ occasion which it would be im- 

^y ' 4i, k \ possible to duplicate in these 

A^v ^L; ^ ^^ later days, for no one building 

^^ - -%^^' r^^ could hold so large a proportion 
Clara Biddies of all that is SO absolutely the 

best of the community. The 
audience was kindly and enthusiastic, and the star of success 
shone brightly over the new enterprise. 

A copy of the opening programme is shown on page 15. 
The box-office statement for that evening shows the following 


3 Boxes 

171 Balcony 

at $1.00 

1109 Parquet 


50 c 

360 First Tier 


50 c 

347 Second Tier at 

50 c 

845 Gallery 





Free tickets: Dr. Wyman, 6; Judges, 6; Dr. Parsons, 2; 
Corporation, 12; Press, 24; others, 14: total, 64. There were 
2915 people in the theatre, the gallery not being entirely filled. 
T\\Q stockholders had the privilege of free admission to the 
theatre at all times, excepting to the stage, dressing-rooms, and 
offiees, or, in lieu of admission, two seats reserved in any part 
of the theatre, the price not to exceed one dollar each, and 
the tickets to be called for lx»fore ten o'clock in the morning 
on the day of performance. 

The Mr. Comer who played Sir Lucius O'Trigger in *'The 
Rivals" was Thomas Comer, the musical director, who thus 
set an example which was later followed l)y Napier Ix)thian, 
who left the leader's desk to appear as principal support to 
Maggie Mitchell and to Ix)tta on the occasion of his bene- 
fits, and who once saved a j>erformancc by sul)stituting at 
short notice for Louis James as Captain ^lolyneux in **The 
Shaughraun,'' in sup{K)rt of Dion JJoucicault. 

Tlie one single individual who was connected with this per- 

^^ formance and with the 

^^^^^^ anniversary performance 

^^^^^W ^ifty years later was Au- 

^^nC^^^ gust Suck, who p'aycd 

^^^^^^^^^ the violoncello in the or- 

^^^K ^^^^v ^'^^""^tra. On to 

^^^H^^^^^ rehearsal on the 

' . u of S(M)tenil)er 11, 18>4, , ^ ^, , 

Auijust Suck " August hack 

s^pt. 11, KA he stop|K*d at a photo- um 

grapher's and had his 
picture taken. IMiat [)icture is herewith reproduced, together 
\\ith one sliowing him as he looked fifty years later. 



Miss Clara Biddies, who became the wife of Mr. Thomas 
Barry, was in after-years the leading 
lady of the theatre. Some time after 
Mr. Barry's death she married William 
Redmund, who was the leading man of 
the theatre for the seasons of 1881-82, 
1882-83, and 1883-84. She died in New 
York in 1906 and was buried in the fam- 
ily lot in Boston. 

The Prize Address, which was recited 
by John Gilbert, — he thus having 
the honor of speaking the first lines 
from the Boston Theatre stage, — 
proved to have been written by 
Thomas W. Parsons, a poet best known 
by his translation of Dante's works. 
The prize was one hundred dollars. 

The address was in the form of an ode in ten-syllable metre, 

and concluded as follows : 

Thomas W. Parsons 

"Such rites have l)ei»n where now this temple stands, 
The savage dramas of tlie Indian hands. 
Near the blue hike and by the midnight fire, 
St*e the TVi\ artist and the naked choir. 
When the ^R»at sachem with liis Pe(|iiot court. 
After the fray, assemhh'd at the sport. 
See 't was l>ut y<»stenhiy — th(Mr dance descril^e 
The hunt, the fray, the triunipli of tlieir tribe. 
Theso too wen* artists, but their show is done: 
Their hist spectator was tlie setting sun. 



"In Charles's days, when tragedy was mean. 
Once the light muse went slipshod on the scene. 
Was Charles alone at fault? Historian tell. 
We love the sturdy Puritan too well. 
What though the drama drooped l>eneath his ban, 
SjMle of the bigot, we revere the man. 
What though he left polluted arts l>ehind. 
He bn>ught his sword, his Bil>le and his mind. 

"Something of that austerity Ik* yours. 
Since Folly loves what easy Taste endures. 
I^'t our purg<*d altar and its l)lameless priest 
Honor the tlire<»-hilh»<l city of the East, 
That to the wis<» our theatn* may seem 
A nobler school, a loftier Academe. 
And Shakes|)eare's mine, transplanted to the shore 
Whose rocks are gold, whose* sands art* shining ore 
(Or far as Fre<*<lonrs onwani manh may draw 
Arts, without arms, and without contjucst. Law), 
A sacre<l well, from whos(» overflowing brink 
Kach gen(*ration in its turn may drink. 
S<> shall your cliildn'n tliank you. not alone 
For wt-ajtli of rrnpirr grasping cvrry /oih\ 
Hut writr tlicsr words on Mrniorv's grateful pa^r : 
•Sons nf tin* Filgrinis. ynu n'df'<'fnrd our stage.' " 

Mr. I'aPMm-i's work was cntlnisin^ticajly praistMl, oiu* critic 
:;iMiit: M> far as to say that it was llu* lK*st of all liis p(u»ins. 
An iiit«*rcHling contrast to tin* ode* is found in a painplil«»t 
i^^ui'd in the antninn of 1S.>4, hearing tin* imprint cf John V. 
-Itwrtt \ Company, who arc i>c'^t rcmcmlMTcd a- flic original 
pnliJiHluTN of *-rncJc 'I'onTs ('al)in." The titjc-pai^fc of tlu* 
|»;irn|)ltlt^t n*ads: 









Published in accordance with the wishes of the Mt. Vernon Association of 

Young Men. 

The preface tells that the sermon was repeated on the fol- 
lowing Sunday by request, and with the pastor's consent was 
issued to the public as a Sermon for the Times. The principal 
part of the discourse is directed against pleasure in general, the 
clergyman saying, "It is evil to seek pleasure in anything 
rather than in God, more than in Him/' Later he says, though 
this part of the sermon was evidently delivered on the second 
Sunday : 

"One manager recently promised his audience, in opening 
a new playhouse, that those beautiful walls should be polluted 
by no vulgarity or profaneness ; and yet I find one of the plays 
enacted that very evening sprinkled with many genteel oaths; 
besides one sufficiently vulgar. You would think from the prize 
essay then read that we were going to have a Puritan theatre 
heiv, to which Cotton Mather himself and Elder Brewster 
might consistently go. But, alas! what an entertainment to 
begin our improving theatricals with, *The Loan of a Lover,' 
*'i'lie Rivals,' two silly, coarse exhibitions of that affection 
whi(*h lies at the l>ottom of all domestic happiness, and of the 



stability of the Commonwealth. No, Bostonians, this kind of 
entertainment becomes neither you, your origin, your history, 
your position, nor the age of the world. It is not amusement 
we want, while life presents such serious duties, and destiny is 
so near. ITie silly Athenians were amusing themselves while 
demagogues were bartering their liberties, and Philip was forg- 
ing their chains. Slavery alone is making serious work enough 
for us. Annexation is hurrying our country to the edge of 
a whirl[)ool. Is this a time for luxurious playhouses and silly 
comedies ? Shame, sons of the Pilgrims, heirs of American 
institutions, formers of American destiny ! It is not amuse- 
ment we want; but something infinitely higher. I know 
that respectable citizens sanction the movement. But I take 
my stand on history, common sense, and Scripture; and 
say, it is a serious evil to any community. It will fortify 
sin, augment crime, multiply wretchedness, lower the tone of 
morals* and hinder the progress of Christianity. You have 
ofMMied a splendid suite of rooms. But they will, in all prob- 
ability, prove a splendid pitfall for some of our beloved young 
men. Merchants have said, 'It is necessarj' to our trade; we 
must draw traders to our city/ But what will they think if 
they |)ay for that trade with the ruined characters of young 
men in their employment f If this is so important a part of 
tlie <onunercial apparatus of our city, then our young mer- 
chants must naturally patronize it. If the master esteems it so 
highly, the apprentice* must visit it. Hut the historj' of these 
<-o>tly entertainments shows that, next to <x«^m Ming-houses, 
theatres have furnished the stront^est temptations to dishonesty 
in clerks." 

H. F.Daiy James Benoett John Gilbert Julia Dean J.B.Howe 

Scene from " The Wife " 


THE SEASON OF 1854-55 

THE stock company filled the first four weeks of the season, 
their offerings l)eing **The Rivals/' -'The Loan of a 
Lover," -The Wonder/' -Mr. and Mrs. Peter White," -The 
Ix)ve Chase," ''The Merchant of Venice/' -The Swiss Cot- 
tage," -John Bull/' -A New Way to Pay Old Debts," -The 
Poor Gentleman/' -The Wandering Minstrel/' -Virginias," 
-The Two firegories," -A Kiss in the Dark/' and "Man 
and Wife." J. B. Ilowe and Messrs. Biddies and lA'ster made 
their delnit in -The Wonder/' on Wednesday, September 13. 
Adchii<le [iiddles and Messrs. Forrester and Morris were first 
seen on Friday, the 15th, while James Bennett did not appear 


THE SEASON OF 1854-55 

until Monday, September 18, when he played Shyloek in 
•• The Merchant of Venice." 

At first the theatre was o|)en only on Monday, I'uesday, 
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings, it being against 
the law to give [>erforniances on Saturday evenings, on account 
of the Puritan Sabbath's beginning at sundown on Saturday. 
The first matinee was that of '* Man and Wife " and *' Mr. and 
Mrs. Peter White" on Octolx^r 7, after which they became 
general, although when Edwin 
Forrest came that season he 
played only at the evening j)er- 
formances, the matinees being 
given by the stock company. 
There were four dramatic stars 
this season, Julia Dean, Edwin 
Forrest, James H. Ilackett, 
and E. L. Davenport, all of 
whom chanced to Ije Ameri- 
cans, while Mr. Davenport was 
of Boston l»irth. 

Julia Dt^an was the first star, 
ojH'iiiiii; on ()<'tob<*r f), and rv- 
niainiiit: four weeks, iu "Tin* 

Iluucliback," "Th(* Lady of Lyons," **Tli(» Wit\\' 
Lovr ( Iias4'." "Love," ''Tin* StranpT," "Kvadnc*," 
Ilonryiuoon," "Tlu' ( JanitvstcM*," " Konico and Julit^t 
ironiar, ' ami ''The Follirs of a Nii^Iit." '\\\c (•oni|)anv always 
|»la\t'd an aft(M*|»ir(v in addition to thr star's oircriiii;. Kdwin 
Forn'st fo|lowc»d on XoviMnbrr (i, o|HMnn^ in ** Uicliclicn " and 
riMnaininfx tlirt't* we(*ks, durini; wliich tinu* Iu* wa^ s<mmi in 

•Julia iK'aii 



"Damon and Pythias," *^A New Way to Pay Old Debts," 
"Virginius," "King Lear," "Othello," "The Gladiator," 
"Metamora," "Jack Cade," and "Hamlet." During Mr. 
Forrest's engagement John Gilbert was not in any of the 
casts. The following letter, loaned by Robert Gould Shaw, 
gives some light on the subject : 

Baltimore, December 17, 1854. 

My dear Mr. Barry, — From the expression which you 
used to me while I had the pleasure to be with you last in 
Boston, I inferred that you could not justify my conduct 
towards Mr. Gilbert in refusing him per- 
mission to act with me during my late 
engagement there. When I briefly re- 
plied to your expression I supposed I had 
answered your objections. But thinking 
the matter over since, I am not so cer- 
tain that I had convinced you of my un- 
deniable right to pursue the course I then 
adopted, so I will now state more fully 
my views of the question. 

It is an axiom that a man in a state of 
liberty may choose his own associates and 
if he find one to be treacherous and un- 
worthy he may discard him. Therefore 
1 discard Mr. Gin)ert. Again, I never 
believed in the hyj)Ocrisy which tells us 
to love one's enemies. My religion is to 
love the fjood and eschew the evil. Therefore I eschew Mr. 
Gill>ert. Physical cowardice may be forgiven, but I never 


Edwin Forrest 

THE SEASON OF 1854-55 

forgave a moral coward, and therefore I forgive not Mr. 
Gilljert. He who insists on associating, professionally or 
otherwise, with another known to despise him, is a wretch 
unworthy the name of man. Consequently Mr. Gilbert is 
unworthy the name of man. 

But, sir, besides all this I have an undisputable right to 
choose from the company such actors as I consider will render 
me the most agreeable as well as the most efficient support. 

In my rejection of Mr. Gin>ert I took the earliest care not to 
jeo[>ardize any of the interests of your theatre, for I advised 
you in ample time of my resolution, warning you of my inten- 
tions and giving my reasons therefor, so that you might choose 
between the services of Mr. Gilbert and my own. For while 
I claim the right in these matters to choose for myself, I un- 
hesitatingly concede the same right to another. 

And now if after this expression of my views relative to this 
thing, you still hold to the opinion that my conduct was un- 
justifiable, you cannot with the slightest propriety ask me to 
fulfil another engagement so long as ^^r. (iill)ert remains in 
your company, for I pledge yon my word as a man that he 
shall never under any circumstances act with me again. 

Yours truly, 

Tnf«. Barky. Khq. EdWIX FoHRKST. 

Mr. Forrest's hatred of Mr. Gin>ert is supposed to have been 
caus<'<l by the fact that when Catherine Sinclair Forrest 
obtained! the decision in ht*r favor in tli(* Forrest divorce suit, 
Mr. (iill)ert pul»licjy said that \\v was ^lad of it. 

The first ojH^a company to visit the Boston Theatre was an 
Knjriish ()jH»ra ComjKiny headed by Louisa Pyne, Miss Pyne, 


Louisa Pyne 

W. Harrison, Borrani, Whiting, Reeves, and Meyer, who 

opened on November 27, 1854, 
in Auber's Comic Opera, 
"Crown Diamonds," then 
heard for the first time in 
Boston. This ran the entire 
week and was followed by two 
more weeks of "Maritana," 
"La Sonnambula," "The Bo- 
hemian Girl," "Fra Diavolo," 
and "The Beggar's Opera." 
The regular company assisted 
in the smaller parts in these 
o[>eras and also played a farce 
each evening, 
'^llie stock com- 
pany filled the fortnight beginning De- 
cember 18 with "The Merry Wives of 

Windsor" (John Gilbert as Falstaff), 

"Hamlet" (James Bennett as Hamlet), 

"The School for Scandal," "^^oney," 

"The Merchant of Venice'' (James 

Bennett as Shylock), and ''Richard 

HI" (James Bennett as Richard and 

Mrs. H. P. Grattan as Queen Eliza- 

l)eth). Farces were played every even- 

in<: also. 

E. L. Davenj)ort l)egan a starrin<^ 

fn^^aj^ement on January 1, 1855, his 

plays l)eing '' Hamlet,'' "Othello," '^ St. 

E. L. Davenjxjrt as Hamlet 

THE SEASON OF 1854-55 

Marc," "The Stranger," 
•* Black-Eyed Susan." In 
the latter piece he sang "A 
Yankee Shi[> and a Yankee 
Crew," and in conjunction 
with Adelaide Biddies 
danced a double sailor's 
hornpi|>e. For his l)enefit 
on Friday, January* 12, he 
played •'The Wife,'' "The 
Morning Call," and 
"Black- Eyed Susan." 
The first Italian ()|>era 
Comjiany in the theatre 
was that headed by Ma- 
dame Grisi and Signor 
Mario, who were sup|)ortcd 

Richard III," "Brutus," and 

E. L. I)aveni»ort 

Matlariie Cirisi 

bv Sii^norina Donovani, Susiini, Ba- 
diali, Loriiii, and others. Anliti 
was tlic conductor, Aniati I)ul)rcnil 
the staii:c-inanat:tM\ and Soto, Ciocca, 
and (;. W. Smith led the l)allct. 'V\w 
o|HM'a company san^ only on Mon- 
day. W(Mln(\sday, an<l I'riday nights 
ami Saturdny matinees, tlu* stock 
company tilling tlu* rues<lay and 
Thursday evenini^s. '' | [Miritani " 
was the first Italian o|K*ra to lie 



heard, being followed by "Lucrezia Borgia," "La Favorita,** 

"The Barber of Seville," "Norma," "Don Pasquale," "Don 

Giovanni," and "Semiramide." 

^^-^ James H. Hackett played Falstaff in 

|^^% "Henry IV" on January 30 and February 

J^Bj^ 6, and the same character in "The Merry 

Wives of Windsor" on February 1. He 
was also seen in "The Kentuckians" and 
"Monsieur Mallet" on February 8. 

This opera company opened on January 
15 and remained four weeks, being followed 
on Monday, February 12, by a spectacular 
production of "The Invisible Prince, or the 
Island of Tranquil Delights," which ran, 
with some interruptions, for five weeks. 

J. H. Hackett as Falstaff During its run benefits were given to Mrs. 
Barrow, Mrs. John Wood, 

Mr. Bennett, Mr. Pauncefort,and Mr. Gilbert. 

Mrs. Hudson Kirby of the stock company 

made her first appearance in America on 

Monday, March 5, 1855, in the part of Julia 

in "The Hunchback," Mrs. Barrow being the 


Julia Dean, who had now become Mrs. Julia 

Ilayne, opened on March 19 in "The Wife," 

playing "The Lady of Lyons" on Tuesday, 

while on Wednesday she produced "The 

Priestess," a new five-act tragedy, written 

for this theatre by a "Popular and Success- 
ful American Author." This was played on 


W. Harrison 

THE SEASON OF 1854-55 

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and all the next week. 
ITie performance of Friday, March 23, was for the author's 
benefit, but we are not told who the author was. 

The stock company filled the next two weeks, begin- 
ning April 2, and *'The Priestess" was revived on April 
5 and 6, with Mrs. Hudson Kirby in the star role of 

Julia Hayne had a farewell l>enefit on Monday, April 9, 
when she was seen in *'The Jealous Wife" and "The Honey- 

A '* Norma Travestie" was presented on April 11, 12, and 
13, with John GiH>ert as Norma. 

The Pj'ne and Harrison English Opera Company returned 
on April 16 and remained three weeks, 
|>resenting the operas of ** Cinderella," 
**'nie Beggar's Opera," *'Guy Manner- 
ing," "La Sonnambula," "Fra I)ia- 
volo/* "'^riie Bohemian Girl," and 
"Crown Diamonds." 

Tlie stoc'k company filled the next two 
wt^'ks, l)eginning May 7, with** Rule a 

Wife and Have a Wife, Fhe Bridal," 

"The Jealous Wife," '*Tlie Priestess," AimKlio 

** Henry IV, Hie Invisible Prinee," 

**King John,"** As You Like it, IVelftli Xij^^ht," *'Wild 

Oats." **The King and the Miniie," and various faret\s. 

An Italian Opera Company opened on May ^1 and stayed 
thnv weeks, the prineipals l)einjj: Steffenone, Vestvali, Ber- 
tueea-Maretzek, Brifjnoli, Badiaii, Coletti, Amodio, and 
Roeco. The o|)ening bill was *' William Tell," for the first time 



Jerome, Antoine, and Gabriel Ravel 

in Boston, the other operas being **Lucrezia Borgia/' "II 

Trovatore," "Lucia di 
Lammermoor," and "Ri- 
goletto." On the afternoon 
of May 9, '^Masaniello'' 
was given, with the last, 
scene of "Lucia," Mile. 
Zoe making her first ap- 
pearance in the city as the 
dumb girl in the former 
piece, while Harrison Mil- 
lard also made his first 
appearance here as Ed- 
gardo, in the latter opera. 
Niblo's Celebrated Ravel 

Troupe made their first appearance on 

Tuesday, June 5, 1855, the principals 

being Fran9ois Ravel, Blondin the tight- 
rope walker, Paul Brilliant, Maugin, 

Marzetti, Thilman, Axel, lone, Mme. 

Marzetti, Victorine Franck, Miles. Thil- 
man, Axel, Cherini, Gilbert, and Flora, 

Julie, Anna,and Caroline Lehman. Their 

opening bill was "The Green Monster" 

and "Soldier for Love." Appearing at 

first on the off-nights of the opera, they 

afterward filled all the time from June 

12 to July 5, their pantomimes including 

"Le Diable Amoureux," in which Yrca 

Mathias made her debut, "Robert Ma- Blondin 


THE SEASON OF 1854-55 

caire," **RaouI, or the Magic Star," "Genevieve," "M. De- 
chalumeau," ** Jeannetle and Jeannot," "Godenski/' "I^ 
Prima Donna," " Medina," " The Isle of Nymphs," and " The 
Magic Flute." 

A single performance of opera was given on Monday, June 
18, 1855, when ** Norma" and the finale to ** Lucia" were sung 
by Anna de la Grange, Signora Seidenlmrg, Raffaelle Mi rati, 
Morelli, Barattini, and Ma- 
dame Morra. Arditi was the 

At the Washington Street 
entrance of the theatre the 
outside door was originally 
constructed to slide up and 
down in grooves at the sides. 
IJeing verj' heavy, it was 
counterweighted so that it 
might l>e easily raised. On 
the o|x*ning night it stuck 
fast when al)Out four fc(*t 
alK)ve the threshold, and 
c<Mild lie moved neither up 

nor down, in consccpicnce of which all t»arly conu^rs were 
<>hli<X<Ml to st(M)p low an<l enter in a most undi^nifit^d position. 
Hi'fon* the evening was over, however, the troul)l(» was cor- 
n-<'tiMl and the later arrivals entered with tluMr normal ereet- 
iie^s. On Thursdav, Januarv 1 1, 1S.).>, this door heiiicr a^ain 
out of order, the counterwcM^hts wc»re remov(Ml an<l the door 
\\a^ supported l)y a pi(*ce of joist while []\v n(»eessary re|)airs 
were lnMUg made. A curious onlooker. desj)ite an emphatic 


Mrs. John W(k><1 


warning, leaned against the supporting timber and knocked 
it down, causing the heavy door to fall upon him, killing him 
instantly. Mr. Barry mentions this fact in the statement book 
which he kept, which book is in the possession of Mrs. Whit- 
comb, a daughter of Mr. Barry, who is still a resident of Bos- 
ton. Mr. Barry also notes that on Monday, May 28, 1S55, 
there was a mass meeting at Faneuil Hall, ten thousand per- 
sons being present. This 
apparently had no ill effect 
upon the business of the 
theatre, as the oj)era com- 
pany sang *'I1 Trovatore*' 
on that evening to the larg- 
est house of its engagement, 
the receipts being $1369.50. 
On Wednesday, July 4, 
1855, it was very hot, a cir- 
cus was exhibiting in town, 
and there were fireworks on 
the Common, making a 
Mario combination which had a 

disastrous effect on business, 
the Ravels i)laying that night to $189. The largest receipts 
for a single night that season were drawn by the Italian 
ojK^ra company of which Grisi and Mario were the stars. 
The date was Monday, January 22, the opera was "Norma," 
and the receipts were $4225. 


Mr. ForTMter Mr. Doiwldnoo Uim Philli|« 

Scene from -'Tlw DeviKR Bridge" 


THE SEASON OF 1855 56 

THE following was the staff for the season of 1855-5(>: 
Thomas Barrv, manager; J. B. Wright, assistant man- 
ager: Hayes and St*Iwin, seenie artists; F. Fh^ming, treasurer; 
IL W. Fenno, tieket-agent; Thomas (\mier. mnsieal direet- 
or. The <x>m|>any were Mr. Ik^hon (from the Theatre Royal, 
Drury I^ne« Ix)ndon. — his first apjH»aranet* in Ameriea), 
John (iilliert, John Wood. II. F. Daly, Stod<hirt, W. II. Cur- 
tis, Moses Fiske, Donahlson, Cowell, (i. W. Johnson, S. I). 
Johnson, (J. Johnson, N. T. I)aven|K)rt, T. E. Morris, John 



H. Sel win, Forrester, Price, Holmes, Dayton, Gouldson, Barry, 

Mrs. Barrow, Mrs. Hudson Kirby, Mrs. Wood, Mrs. Gilbert, 

Mrs. Belton, Adelaide Bid- 
dies, Emma Taylor, Clara 
Biddies, Mrs. Dixon, Misses 
Walker, Smith, Rose, Christy, 
Robinson, Walters, and How- 
ell. The season o{)ened on 
September 10 with the com- 
pany in *'Much Ado About 
Nothing" and ** Betty Mar- 
tin." The bill was changed 
at every performance for a 
fortnight, the offerings l)eing 
"The Stranger," "Wild 
Oats," "The Poor Gentle- 
Harnoy Williams man," "The Hunchback," 

"Paul Pry," "The School 

for Scandal/' "A Cure for the Heartache," "Twelfth Night," 

"Wives us They Were and Maids as They 

Arc," with a different farce each evening. 
Mr. and Mrs. (Jcorge Vandenhoff played 

the week of S(*ptcmlK^r 24 in '* Hamlet," 

"M<HM\v," ''l\)wn and Country,'' "The 

School for S<*an(lal," and "The Lady of 


Mr. nrid Mrs. Barney Williams oj)encd on 

Oclobrr I iiinl remained three weeks, offering 

•• Thr ( 'usloiii of the Country," " Born to Good 

Lurk," ** Harney the Baron," "The Irish 


Mrs. Barney 

THE SEASON OF 1855-56 

Tigerr "Ireland as It Is," *^Our Gal/' ** Patience and Per- 
severance/' *' Irish Assurance and Yankee Modesty/' "The 
IIa|>|>y Man/* "Ireland and America/' "Law for Ladies/' 
••Teddy the Tiler/' "The Fairy Circle/' "The Irish Am- 
iMissador/' "In and Out of Place/' "The Irish Tutor/* 
** Shandy Maguire/' "O'Flanagan and the Fairies/' "The 
Limerick Boy/' "Yankee Courting/' "The Modern Mephis- 
topheles/' "Brian O'Linn/' "I he 
Bashful Man/' and "The Irish 
'Hi rush and the Swedish Nightin- 
gale/' Among the songs sung hy 
Mr. and Mrs. Williams were 
** liohliing Around/' " Inde|K»ndence 
Day/' "Jordan is a Hard Road to 
Travel/' " Widow Machree/' " Whis- 
key in the Jug/' "Our Mary Anne/' 
**Shelalah (Jramarchree/' and "St. 
Patrick's Day/' 

Rachel, the great French actress, 
and her company of Frcncli players 
ojH'ncil on October ii in '^Horaces/' 
her other plays iK'ing *'Phe(ire/' 
'Wngelo/' 'Wndromacpio/' *' Mary 

Stuart/' " Adricnne IxHoiivrcur/' *' Polycii<t<\" and " l.v Moi- 
n«»au de IxvsMc/' Rachel was taken ill and was imahK* to 
[KTf<>rin on Tuc^lay and Wednesday, Octoher IM) and :{1. 
< )n the latter date the regular company playtMl "Wivtvs as 
'I'liey Uere and Maids as They An»/' SIh* a|)|H*anM| ai^ain 
on Thursday. Noveml)er 1, as Adri(Min(» and on Fridav she 
playeil "Virginie" and sang '* La Marseillaise/' The pric^es 




for this engagement were one, two, and three dollars a seat, 
and the receipts for the eight performances footed up $28,090, 
an average of over $3500 per performance. At the foot of 
the programmes were the following notes : 

'^Notice. The Management disclaims all connection with 
Speculators who sell Tickets with a premium, and especially 

George Vandenhoff Mrs. Greorge Vandenhoff 

with an office of the kind established in the same house as his 

^^ Notice. The Lessee respectfully announces that having 
relinquished all interest in and control of the Theatre during 
the Performances of Mile. Rachel, the admissions thereto, 
during that brief period, are under the control of Monsieur 
Ra{)hael Felix, absolutely." 

Edwin Forrest came on November 5 for four weeks in his 
tragic repertory. John Gilbert did not appear in Mr. Forrest's 
plays or in the accompanying afterpieces during this engage- 
ment, but did appear in the bill at the Saturday matinee , 
December 1, the first performance after Mr. Forrest hai^^ 
concluded his engagement. 


THE SEASON OF 1855-56 

Adelaide Phillips made her first apj^earance after her return 
from Italy on Deeeml)er 2 and remained that week, singing in 
••'Hie DeViFs Bridge," "The Du- 
enna/' and **The Cabinet," the 
other |>arts in these pieces being 
assumed by meml)ers of the stock 
coiu|>any. At her l)enefit on De- 
cemU'r 7, 1855, she was also seen 
in the last act of "Giulietta e Ro- 
mt*o/' Mrs. John Woo<l singing 
Juliet to her Romeo. Miss Phil- 
Ill >s had heretofore I>een known 
to the public* as a dancer. 

The coni|>any filled the weeks 
of Deceml)er 10 and 17 with vari- 
ous comedies, John Gilbert and 
Thomas Barrj- having benefits 

during that time. **The Tem|>est'' was given an elaborate 
producticm on I)eceml)er 24, 1855, with this cast: 

Adelaide Phillips 







TriiK iil<» 




Thr IIaq>y 

'^riionias Harry. 

Mr. Donaldson. 

Mr. (\>wrll. 

N. T. l)av(»nj)ort. 

Mr. Htlton. 

Mr. Morri'*. 

•Tolin (lillNTt. 

W. I!. CuHis. 

John W<hm1. 

Mr. Dayniomi. 

Mr. lVi<r. 

Master Jo<' Johnson. 








Mrs. John Wood. 
Mrs. Barrow. 
Emma Taylor. 
Clara Biddies. 
Mrs. John Wood. 

A line on the programme states : " The Play of ' The Tem- 
pest' heretofore performed in this city was Dryden's with 
Davenant's additions. The Poetry of 
Shakespeare will be presented on this 
occasion, without addition and with 
but few necessary curtailments." "The 
Tempest" ran two weeks, with accom- 
panying farces. 

E. L. Davenport 
came on January 7 
for a starring engage- 
ment , opening in " St. Elise Ilensler 
\IurC ' ' On WedneS- ^^^ I^ston glrl who mamed a king 

day, January 9, '*The Tempest" was 
revived, Mr. Davenport taking the part 
of Prospero, formerly played by 
Mr. Barry. He continued in this 
part for the remainder of his two 
weeks' engagement, with but 
three interruptions, when he 
played "Richard III" twice and 
" Macbeth" once. 

Italian opera, with Max Ma- 
retzck as conductor and Amati 
Dubreuil as stage-manager, filled 

KIis«» II«Misl«*r 

From fi pholotfraph takiTi a'lout th( 

i>f lirr marriuKC tn 
of PortiiKal 

Kirm I)<ni Fernando 


the weeks of January 21, 28, February 4, 11, and 18, the 
principals being La Grange, Nantier Didiee, Elise Hensler, 
Brignoli, Amodio, Gasparoni, Morelli, Arnoldi, Harrison 
Millard, Rovere, and Salviani. 

Elise Hensler made her first appearance on January 25, 
1856, in "Linda di Chamouni." She was a Boston girl who 
was born in 1836, her father being a merchant tailor named 
Conrad Hensler, who lived at 32 Carver Street. After two 
years' study in Paris and Milan, 1853-55, she made her 
American d^but in 1855 at the Academy of Music, New York, 
with Madame La Grange. In the sixties she sang at the 

Opera House in Lisbon with 
great success. Her mother was 
her constant companion. King 
Don Fernando (grandfather 
of King Carlos, who was assas- 
sinated in 1908, and first cousin 
to Queen Victoria of England 
and her husband. Prince Al- 
bert) met Miss Hensler at a 
musicale in Lisbon and soon 
after married her for his second 
wife on June 10, 1869, in the 
Uoval Chapel of Pena Castle, 
Cintra. Before her marriage 
the title of Countess of Edla 
was c*onforred upon her by the 
Duke of Saxe-Coburg, brother 
of Dou JM innmlo, her name at ontv apjH^iring in the Alman- 
:\i\\ lie (iolha. Her onlv sister tuarried Dix^tor Daniel Denison 

.!oso|»l» PitH'tor 


THE SEASON OF 1855-56 

Slade (Hansard College, 1844). Elise, now a widow, lives in Lis- 
lK>n, beloved and respected by all. (This sketch of Miss Hens- 
ler's life was contributed by her nephew, Denison R. Slade.) 

Joseph Proctor was seen in his repertoire of tragic roles on 
the off-nights of the opera. 

W. M. Fleming, late manager of the National Theatre, had 
a lienefit on February 12, when he was seen as Shylock and 
Dandy Dinmont* Mrs. Fleming 
assuming the role of Nerissa. 

Wyzeman Marshall ap- 
l^eared for the week of Febru- 
ary 25 in "Zafari,** a play by 
Dr. J. S. Jones, which then had 
its first presentation on any 
stage. During the next wei*k 
Mr. Marshall played ** Ham- 
let," ••Pizarro," ** Julius Ca- 

On Monday, March 10, 
'*()lyin|)ia/' written for Mrs. 
Barrow by a gentleman of this 
city, had its premiere. *' After which, Mrs. Harrow, by desire 
and by jH*nnission of the autlior, will illustrate in Indian 
cx)stuiiif |H)rti()ns of Professor l^)ni;fell(>\v\s celebrated poem 
of Hiawatha." 

At Mrs. Hudson Kirby's InMicfit on March ':?4, James Ben- 
nett made his rea|)jHMirance as St. Pierre in ''The Wife." 

'*It Is III Plavin*^ with Edtjed Tools," bv -^a wntlcman well 
known in the literary world," was produced Manh :{1 and ran 
two \v(H'ks, with the exception of two or three jH^rformances. 


Susan I*yne 


A spectacular production of "A Midsummer Night's 
Dream" was made on April 14, with the folio w^ing cast: 









Nick Bottom 









The Fairy 

H. F. Daly. 
Mr. Belton. 
Mr. Stoddart. 
Mr. Cowell. 
N. T. Davenport. 
Mrs. Belton. 
Mrs. Hudson Kirby. 
Adelaide Biddies. 
John Gilbert. 
John Wood. 
W. H. Curtis. 
S. D. Johnson. 
T. E. Morris. 
Mr. Holmes. 
Mrs. Barrow. 
Emma Taylor. 
Mrs. John Wood. 
Clara Biddies. 

**A Midsummer Night's Dream" ran with interruptions 
until May 30. On Wednesday, May 14, Adelaide Biddies had 
a farewell benefit, prior to her return to Europe. 

The Vestvali Italian Opera Troupe was seen on June 4 and 
6 and the afternoon of the 7th in programmes w^hich included 
concert numbers, with acts from "II Trovatore," "Ernani,'* 
and "Montecchi e Capuletti." The principals consisted of 
Vestvali, Constanza Manzini, Ceresa, Barili, and Nunc. The 
same com{)any gave "Ernani" on June 11, and "II Trova- 
tore" on the 16th and 18th, while on the 19th was presented a 
mixed bill made up of acts from "Ernani," "Lucia," "Romeo 


THE SEASON OF 1855-56 

and Juliet;* and "U Barbiere di Seviglia." This closed the 

Mr. Barry's notes during the season make interesting read- 
ing. He says that on Tuesday, September 11, 1855, Bamum's 
Baby-Show opened at Music 
Hall and continued the re- 
mainder of the week to as- 
tonishing business. Seventeen 
thousand persons paid for 
admission on Wednesday and 
the receipts continued to in- 
crease after that. This seri- 
ously affected business at all 
the theatres throughout the 
city. On Friday, October 5, 
Barney Williams took a bene- 
fit, having for opposition bene- 
fits at the Museum, Howard, 
and National. When Adelaide 
Phillips Imd her l)enefit, on 
DtMviiilMT 7, 1855, the famous author, William Make|)eace 
Thackeray, was lecturing in the Mehwleon next door to a 
cn)w<KHl house. When Mr. Barry *s own In'nefit came off, his 
op|Misitic)ii was E. F. Keach\s lK*nefit at the Museum, another 
ItHiure by "^rhackeray, and a con(*ert. the date Inking Friday, 
|)e<vinlM*r i\. In these* mo<lern <lays no managi^r would ever 
dn^aiu of taking a l)enefit in the week U'fore Christnms, as 
that is in Boston the worst week of the season. 



THE SEASON OF 1856-57 

THE company for the season of 1856-57 remained practically 
the same. William Ellison became the treasurer and Jacob 
T. Johnson the machinist. "A Midsummer Night's Dream*' 
ojK^ned the season on September 3 and was played all of that 
week. During the week of September 15 "The Tempest," 
'*01d Heads and Young Hearts," and *'Much Ado About 
Nothing" were played. 

At the Franklin Celebration on Wednesday, September 17, 

1856, "The Tempest" and "The Young Widow" were given, 

_ together with a "Tribute to Franklin, 

M ^\ with new scenery by Mr. Hayes, as- 

V •* mX sisted by Mr. Selwin, representing the 

\^^Jh house in which Franklin was bom 

^^Sr^^^ ^"^1 t'^^ Franklin Statue in front of 

^^^^^^^^^^ the City Hall/' An address, written 

^I^^L ^ for the occasion, was sj)oken by Mrs. 

^X Harrow. The Ames Manufacturing 

Comjmny. by invitation, visited the 

Max Maivt/ok thcatrt^ that evening. 

Tom Taylor's ^^Retribution'' had 
its lirsl n^pivsontation in .\nieri(*a on Septeml)er 22, and 
rontin\HMl through the wtvk. *'The Marble Heart" filled 
the \\<vk of Sf^plemlHT 29, IxMUg sivn for the first times in 


KclNvin Forrest 


Miss Davenport was the first star of the season. She is sup- 
posed to have suggested as a child the character of the Infant 

Phenomenon in Dickens's novel 
of "Nicholas Nickleby." She 
afterward became Mrs. Lander 
and was a prominent star for 
years. On this occasion she 
opened on October 6 in 
"Love,'' her other plays being 
"The Maid of Mariendorpt," 
"The Lady of Lyons," "The 
Hunchback," "Adrienne, the 
Actress," "Camille," and 
"Mona Lisa." She remained 
two weeks. 

Italian o[)era under Max Ma- 
retzek came on 
Octolx^r 20 for three weeks, the chief artists 
being La Grange, Adelaide Phillips, Bertucca 
Maretzek, Brignoli, Amodio, Coletti, Ceresa, 
'^raffanclli, Barattina, and Miss S. Pyne. Dur- 
ing this engagement "The North Star'' was 
hc*ard for the first times in Boston and had 
three re|)res(Mitati()ns. 

Edwin Forrest began a five weeks' stay on 
\()V(Mul)er 10. John (lilbert did not appear 
ill the plays with Mr. Forrest, but did perform 
ill \\\v art(*rpie(*es the same evenings, notably 
a (iwro called *\I(>lm (Jilbert and His Daugh- 
ter/' wrilNMi by W. W. (1app, Jr., in which 


La Grange 


THE SEASON OF 1856-57 

he personated John Gilbert, "a retired actor." W. H. Curtis 
was **an actor still in harness," and Mrs. Barrow was Julia 
Gilljert, **for this night only, and by kind permission of J. G." 
During Mr. Forrest's stay "William Tell" was presented for 
the first time in this theatre and ran an entire week. 

"Self" and "My Wife's Mirror" were given by the stock 
company for the week of Deceml>er 15, 
both being new to Boston. 

TTie Ravels ojjened on December 22 
and remained six weeks, giving their 
pantomimes and ballets, while the stock 
company were seen in farces. This 
eom|>any was headed by Antoine and 
Jenime Ravel and included Ix*on Espi- 
noza, Paul Brilliant, Young Ilengler, 
Young America, then four years of age, 
(liiarini, Marzetti, Mile. Rol)ert, Mnie. 
Monplaisir, Mme. Marzetti, Lina WindeK the Lehmans, and 

Brough's burlesque, "The Corsair/' was produced on Feb- 
ruary' 2 and continued for two weeks, willi souk* iultMruplious, 
w ith this cast : 


Conra<J, the Corsair 


Seycl, or S^^mIv, Pasha 

Synjj Small I 





Mrs. John W<mmI 
John WcMxl. 
John (iillMTt 
Mr. llohiH*s. 
\V. 11. Curtis. 
Li//ir Kniinoiis. 
Mr>.. John (iillxTl 
Miv Marshall. 








Ida Vernon. 
Emma Taylor. 
Miss Florence. 
Miss Marshall. 
Miss Munroe. 

For Mrs. John Wood's benefit, on February 13 and 14, an 
'Atrocious Outrage" called " Hiawatha, or Ardent Spirits and 

Laughing Water," was played. 
In the course of the burlesque 
Mrs. Wood sang "My Love 
He is a Sailieur." 

Three benefits occurred 
during the week of February 
16, to Mr. and Mrs. John Gil- 
bert, to W. A. Donaldson, and 
to Mrs. Hudson Kir by. 

Mrs. McMahon played a 

starring engagement of one 

week, beginning February 23, 

in "The Hunchback," "The 

School for Scandal," "Romeo 

and Juliet," "Fazio," and 

"The Lady of Lyons." Mrs. 

Hudson Kirby was seen as Romeo to Mrs. McMahon's Juliet. 

The stock company filled the week of March 2 with 

comedies, several benefits taking place during the week. 

Agnes Robertson and Dion Bourcicault (who afterward dis- 
carded the r in Bourcicault) l>egan a three weeks' season on 
March 9 in "The Life of an Actress." They also presented 
"The Phantom," "The Young Actress," "Bob Nettles/' 


Agnes Robertson 

THE SEASON OF 1856-57 

"Andy Blake," "Bluebelle," "Pauline," "The Little Treas- 
ure." "The Chameleon," and "Used 


The stock company presented ** Ruth 

Oakley" on March 30 and 31. 

(lerman o|>era, under the direction 

of Carl Ber^inann, with Theodore 

Thomas as conductor, opened on 

April 1, playing only three times, 

WiMlnesday and Friday nights and 

Satunlay matinee. The principals 

were Mme. Johannsen, Mme. Von 

BerkeK Weinlich, Rentier, and Oclir- 

lein. The Orpheus Club, under Mr. 

Kreissmann, volunteered their serv- 
ices. **Fidelio'' was given entire — 

its first time in Boston — and acts were 

given from "Der Freischiitz," **Czar 

and Carj)enter," and ** Ma- 
son and IxK'ksinith/' 

(icorjije \'andcnli(>fr ojjcned 
on April G for an engage- 
ment of one week, present- 
ing 'Mlenrv V/' '' Hamlet/' 
and " Macheth/' On Satur- 
day afternoon he played John 
Mildniay in ** Still Waters 
Run Deep/' and also, in the 
costume of A|)o]lo. recited 
Matilihi Heron (\)llins\s *' Ode to the Pas- 

Edwin IkKith OM Sir Giles 



sions," with "Statuesque Illustrations of Fear, Anger, Love, 
Jealousy, Hope, Despair, and Joy." John Wood and Wil- 
liam Ellison had benefits, at the 
latter of which Mr. Vandenhoff 
was seen as Jacques in "As You 
Like It." 

Edwin Booth's first Boston ap- 
pearance as a star was made on 
April 20, 1857, he being then 
not yet twenty-four years old. He 
opened in "A New Way to Pay 
Old Debts" and remained two 
weeks, presenting also "Riche- 
lieu," "Richard III," "The Apo- 
state," "Bertram," "Little Tod- 
dlekins," — in 
which he played 
John Robinson 
Brownsmith, — "Hamlet," "King Lear," 
"Brutus," "The Iron Chest," and "Kath- 
arine and Petruchio." 

Matilda Heron played "Camille" all the 
week of May 4, and "Medea," "Camille," 
and "Fazio" the week of the 11th. 

Avonia Jones, whose father was George, the 
Count Joannes, and whose mother was Me- 
linda Jones, played a week beginning May 18 
in ''Ingoniar," "The Lady of Lyons,'' "Ro- 
meo and Juliet,'' "The School for Scandal," 
and '*Armand." Her mother was seen as Madame JohannscD 

Xantier Didiee 



THE SEASON OF 1856-57 

Romeo, and George Pauncefort returned to the theatre for 
two |)erformances of the title role in "Armand." 

Mr. Belton, J. B. Wright, and Mrs. John Wood had bene- 
fits during the w-eek of May 25, and the dramatic season 
closed on Monday, June 1, with a l^enefit to Mrs. Barrow, 
when E. L. Davenport played Dazzle, Mr. Barrow, Mark 
Meddle, Mrs. E. L. Davenport, Grace Harkaway, and Mrs. 
Barrow, Lady Gay Spanker in ** London Assurance." The 
(iermania Band, under the leadership of A. Heinicke, also 

Italian o|)era, under the direction of Max Maretzek, 
o|iencHl on Monday, June 8, and remained two weeks, the 
principals l>eing Gazzaniga, Landi, Avogadro, Barattini, 
Adelaide Phillips, Brignoli, Amodio, Colctti, Assoni, Quinto, 
and Miiller. Their o|)eras were '*La Traviata," "II Trova- 
tore," **Lucrezia Borgia," "II Barbiere di Si^viglia," "Lucia," 
** Linda di Chamouni," '' Elisire d'Amore," and the last act 
of ** Giulietta e Romeo," with Gazzaniga and Phillips as 
Juliet and Romeo. 

On Thursday, May 21, 1857, Mr. Harry made the following 
note: '•Niggi^r Slaves at the Mchxicon phiycd to $200. They 
aw not slaves. Query: White men with hhiek, etc. .^ " 

Hie theatrical contracts of those days make interesting 
Heading. The following is a copy of one, to which the rules of 
the theatre are ap|)ended as a |)art of the agreement : 

ARTICLES OF A(;REEMKXT, made and entered into, 
this first day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand 
eight hundre<l and fifty-four, 

Beth'kkn Thomas Barry, Managt^r of the Boston Theatre, 



in the City of Boston, of the First Part, and John Doe, of the 
Second Part, 

Witness, that the said Doe, for and in consideration of the 
Covenants hereinafter mentioned, on the part of the said 
Thomas Barry to be performed, has covenanted and agreed, 
and by these presents doth covenant and agree, to and with the 
said Thomas Barry, that he, the said Doe, shall and will for 
the space of one theatrical season, to commence the latter end 
of August or beginning of September and close in the Month 
of May or June next ensuing, perform, under the direction of 
the said Thomas Barry or his deputy duly appointed, all such 
parts or characters, in all Theatrical Performances, as shall, 
from time to time, be allotted to the said Doe by the said 
Thomas Barry or his Deputy, to the best of his skill and 
ability, in every Theatre belonging to the said Thomas Barry, 
or in which the said Thomas Barry shall require the services 
of the said Doe (he, the said Thomas Barry, paying the travel- 
ing expenses to and fro), and that the said Doe shall attend 
all rehearsals and practices which shall be desired and directed 
by the said Thomas Barry or his Deputy. The said Doe doth 
further covenant and agree that he will conform to and abide 
by, all and every, the regulations and penalties instituted by 
the said Thomas Barry, for the preservation of order and good 
government, and due attention to the business and interests of 
the Theatre. The said Doe doth further covenant and agree 
that he will not, at any time or times, for the term aforesaid, 
practice, rehearse, act, sing or {x^rform in any Entertainment 
or Exhil)ition whatever, or in any Oratorio or Concert, in 
any Theatre or place whatever, except under the direction, 
management, or appointment of the said Thomas Barry, or 


THE SEASON OF 1856-57 

his Deputy, without the consent and permission of the said 
Thomas Barry, first had and obtained in writing for that 
express purpose. 

In CON8IDEBATION WHEREOF the Said Thomas Barry, on his 
part, doth covenant, promise and agree, to and with the said 
Doe, that he will pay, or cause to be paid, to the said Doe, the 
sum of Twenty Dollars, for each week of Theatrical Exhibi- 
tion that the said Theatre shall be open, under the manage- 
ment of the said Thomas Barry, the week being considered 
to contain six public Theatrical Entertainments, and the afore- 
said sum of Twenty Dollars, for each week of Theatrical 
Exhibition, or a proportion of that sum for any portion of a 
week of Theatrical Exhibition, shall be subject to the cus- 
tomary reduction of one third, during the months of January 
and February. 

And the said Thomas Barry shall have the power of retain- 
ing, for his own use and benefit, out of the different salaries so 
agreed upon, all and every sum or sums of money as the afore- 
said Doe shall or may forfeit, and become liable to pay accord- 
ing to the regulations and penalties hereinafter mentioned. 

For the full and true performance of all and every, tlie cov- 
enants and agreements herein contained, the parties hereto 
subscribing do mutually bind themselves to each other, in the 
|)enal sum of one thousand dollars. 

Ix WITNESS WHKREOF the |)arties to these presents have 
interchangeably set their Hands and affixed their Seals, the 
dav and vear !)efore written. 

Sealefl and delivered Thomas Barry. 

in the presence of John Doe. 

J. B. Wright. 







1. Gentlemen, at the time of rehearsal or performance, are 
not to wear their hats in the Green Room or talk vociferously. 
The Green Room is a place appointed for the quiet and regu- 
lar meeting of the company, who are to be called thence, and 
thence only, by the call-boy, to attend on the Stage. The Man- 
ager is not to be applied to in that place, on any matter of busi- 
ness, or with any personal complaint. For a breach of any part 
of this article, fifty cents will be forfeited. 

2. The call for all rehearsals will be put up by the Prompter 
between the Play and Farce on evenings of performances. No 
plea will l>e received that the call was not seen, in order to avoid 
the penalties of Article Fifth. 

3. Any person appearing intoxicated on the Stage shall for- 
feit a week's salary, and be liable to be discharged. 

4. For making the Stage wait, fifty cents. 

5. After due notice, all rehearsals must be attended. The 
Green-Room clock, or the Prompter's watch, is to regulate the 
time; ten minutes will be allowed (the first call only) for dif- 
ference in clocks; forfeit, twenty-five cents for every scene; — 
the whole rehearsal at the same rate, or four dollars, at the 
option of the Manager. 

6. A Performer rehearsing from a book or part at the last 
rehearsal of a new piece, and after proper time given for study, 
forfeits one dollar. ' 

7. A Performer introducing his own language or improper 


THE SEASON OF 1856-57 

jests not in the author, or swearing in his part, shall forfeit 
one dollar. 

8. Any person conversing with the Prompter during repre- 
sentation, or talking aloud behind the scenes to the interrup- 
tion of the performance, to forfeit fifty cents. 

0. Every Performer connected with the first act of a play to 
be in the Green Room dressed for performance, at the time of 
beginning, as expressed in the bills, or to forfeit five dollars. 
The Performers in the second act to be ready when the first 
finishes. In like manner with cverv other act. Those Per- 
formers who are not in the two last acts of the play, to be ready 
to begin the farce, or to forfeit one dollar. WTien a change of 
dress is necessary, ten minutes will be allowed. 

10. All dresses will be regulated and arranged on the morn- 
ing of the performance. A Performer who makes any altera- 
tion in such dresses without the consent of the Manager, or 
refuses to wear them, shall forfeit one dollar. 

11. A Performer not ready in any character, having had the 
usual time allowed for study, and receiving due notice of its 
representation, shall forfeit one dollar. 

\i, A Performer, imperfect in an old phiy or opera, after suf- 
ficient time allowed, shall forfeit one dollar; Init in a new play, 
after two rehearsals, the forfeit shall l)e doubled. 

13. If the Prompter shall l)e guilty of any neglect in his 
office, or omit to forfeit where penalties are incurred by non- 
ol>servance of the Rules and Regulations of the Theatre, he 
shall forfeit for each offense or omission one dollar. 

1 4. For refusing, on a sudden change of a play or farce, to 
represent a character |>erformed by the same person during 
the season, a week's salary shall be forfeited. 



15. A Performer refusing a part allotted him by the Manager 
forfeits a week's salary or may be discharged. 

16. Any person wishing to introduce a new piece for their 
Benefit, the Manuscript or Book must be given to the Man- 
ager, for his perusal, at least one fortnight previous; the said 
Manuscript or Book, or a copy thereof (should it be approved 
of), to be considered the property of the Theatre. 

17. No Prompter, Performer , or MvMcian will be permitted 
to copy any manuscript or music belonging to the Theatre, 
without permission of the Manager, under the penalty of fifty 

18. Any performer singing songs not advertised in the bills of 
the day, omitting any, or introducing them, not in the part 
allotted, without first having consent of the Manager, forfeits 
a night's salary. 

19. Making an entrance at an improper place at rehearsal, 
twenty-five cents. 

20. A Performer restoring what is cut out by the Manager 
will forfeit one dollar. 

21. A Performer al)senting himself from the Theatre when 
concerned in tlie business of the Stage shall forfeit a week's 
salary, or be held liable to be discharged, at the option of the 

22. In all cases of sickness, the Manager reserves to himself 
the right of payment or stoppage of salary during the absence 
of the sick person. 

23. No jx^rson |x»rmitted, on any account, to address the 
audienc*e l)ut with the consent of the Manager. Any violation 
of this article will subject the party to a forfeiture of a week's 
salar}\ or a discharge, at the option of the Manager. 


THE SEASON OF 1856-57 

44. Any Performer who shall assert liefore the acting Man- 
ager or Prompter, or any third person, that it is not his inten- 
tion to play his character, or to appear in a performance to 
which he has been duly appointed, thereliy causing trouble 
and anxiety to the Manager, and obliging him to prepare 
another person in his part or parts, although he may ap|)ear 
at night himself, for the suspense and uncertainty which his 
assertion must necessarily cause shall forfeit a week's salary. 

25. Gambling of every description is strictly forbidden in 
every part of the Theatre; the penalty a week's salary, and 
immediate discharge, at the option of the Manager. 

26. Any new rule which may be found necessary shall be 
considered as part of these Rules and Regulations after it is 
publicly made known in the Green Room. 

Indies and Gentlemen, bringing servants, must on no 
account permit them l)ehind the scenes. 

Indies and Gentlemen are requested not to bring children 
behind the scenes, unless actually required in the Inisiness. 

It is particularly requested that every Lady and (Jentleman 
shall re|K)rt to the Prompter their respective phicesof nvsidence. 

Liiciies and (icntleinen previMited attending the rehearsal 
l)y indis|K)sition will please give notice to the Prompter In^fore 
the hour of l>eginning. 

fg^XosfrartgcrorjycrsofKfiofconticrfnhrifh the Theatre, will 
hr jxTftntfed behind the Scene.s without the written permission of 
the Manager. 


THE SEASON OF 1857-58 

THE season of 1857-58 found the Boston Theatre in shoal 
waters. The great panic of 1857 occurred during Septem- 
ber and October of that year. Disaster was everywhere, and 
the whole country seemed on the verge of ruin. Mr. Barry's 
comments at the time are particularly interesting: 

Monday, September 28, 1857. Great Panic. Failures for 

Tuesday, 29. Panic occasioning more failures. 

Wednesday, 30. Still more failures. 

Thursday, October 1. Day of consternation. More failures. 

Monday, October 5. Unprecedented financial crisis this. 
Banks suspended. 

Tuesday, 6th. Great panic in New York. Great failures in 
Boston and New York. 

Thursday, 8th. Lola Montez lectured at the Melodeon. 
Receipts, $225. 

Saturday, 10th. A week of ruin to merchants. 

Monday, 12th. Great panic in New York. 

Tuesday, 13th. New York banks suspended. 

Wednesday, 14th. Boston banks suspended. Great instru- 
mental concert in the Melodeon a failure ; the others put oflF. 

Thursday, 15th. Great political meetings at night. 

At the opening of the season the prices were lowered to suit 
the times, the first floor and balcony seats being sold at fifty 


THE SEASON OF 1857-58 

cents, second balcony twenty-five cents, and gallery fifteen 

The season opened on Monday, September 7, with the fol- 
lowing company : George 
VandenhoflF, Charles Pope, 
John Gilbert, William Dav- 
idge, George H. Andrews, 
J. B. Howe, W. A. Don- 
aldson, W. H. Curtis, S. D. 
Johnson, Cowell, Holmes, 
Selwin, G. Johnson, Price, 
Finn, Daymond, Rose, Ver- 
ney, Barry, Lizzie Weston 
Davenport, Mrs. Abbott, 
Josephine Manners, Mrs. 
John Gilbert, Lizzie Em- 
mons, Mrs. T. Johnson, 
Ida Vernon, Mrs. Mar- 
shall, Emma Taylor. The 
stock company played the 
first week in **Evadne,'' 
''The Poor Gentleman," 

"Romeo and Juliet," "The Victims," "Masks and Faces," 
and two or three farces. 

Edwin Booth opened on September 14 and remained two 
weeks. He played lago for the first time in Boston on Wednes- 
day, September 16, 1857, and Othello for the first time on 
Monday, September 21. 

Charles Mathews began a three weeks' stay October 5, 
his plays being "Patter vs. Clatter," "Domestic Economy," 


Edwin Booth as Hamlet 


"Married for Money," '*A Game of Speculation," **Cool as a 
Cucumber," ''Used Up," ''Little Toddlekins," *'The Busy- 
body," "A Curious Case," "Trying It On," "A Bachelor of 
Arts," "The Practical Man," "The Captain of the Watch," 
and "London Assurance." 

The regular company filled the weeks of October 26 and 
November 2 with comedies and farces, to light business. 

The Ronzani Ballet Troupe, an extremely talented organi- 
zation, opened on November 9, and remained four weeks, pro- 
ducing ballets and pantomimes. Their offerings were " Faust,'' 

Charles Mathews 

"BiricchinodiParigi," "Cavallo d'Oro," "Allogio Militare," 
and "LlUusione d'un Pittore." 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Thome began a two weeks' 
engagement on December 7, playing "Don Cjesar de Bazan," 
"Rob Roy," "Ernest Maltravers," "The Stranger," "Alex- 


THE SEASON OF 1857-58 

ander the Great," and "Uncle Tom's Cabin." In the last- 
named play Mr. Thome played Uncle Tom, Mrs. Thome 
Topsy, and Anna Maria 
Quinn made her first ap- 
pearance as Eva. 

Mrs. Annie Senter pre- 
sented "A Snake in the 
Grass" on December 21 for 
four nights. On December 
24 she also delivered, *'in 
appropriate costume, a Fire- 
man's Address, written ex- 
pressly for her." She played 
"Satan in Paris" on Christ- 
mas night and the following 

On Monday, December 28, 
was produced "The Scarlet 

Letter," written expressly for this occa- 
sion by G. H. Andrews, Mrs. Abbott 
being the Hester Prynne. Mr. An- 
drews did not play in the piece, but 
was seen in the farce of "Wanted, 
1000 Milliners," as Joe Baggs and 
Madame Vanderpants. "The Scarlet 
Letter" was played but two nights 
and was followed by "The Money 
Panic of '57," an adaptation of "Les 
Pauvres de Paris," the French orig- 
Emma Taylor inal from which " The Streets of New 

L. R. Shewell 



York" was taken by Dion Boucicault. William Davidge im- 
personated Dick Tatters, the part which Frank Mayo after- 
ward played under the title of Badger. Despite the play's 
timeliness it failed to draw, the rieceipts on New Year's Eve 
being but $85.05. 

Matilda Heron began a fortnight's season on January 4, 
1858, her oflFerings being "The Maid's Tragedy," "Camille," 
" Medea," '' Phaedra," " Fazio," " Vice and 
Virtue," "Masks and Faces," and "Leo- 

The Ravels commenced on January 18 
a nine weeks' run, with good financial re- 
sults, presenting among other pieces *' Bi- 
anco," "The Golden Egg," "The Green 
Monster," "Raoul," and "Asphodel." 
Gabriel Ravel headed the troupe at this 
time, other members being Jerome and 
Antoine Ravel, Teresa Rolla, Marietta 
Zanfretta, M. and Mme. Marzetti, and 
Paul Brilliant. 

Mrs. Hudson Kirby had a benefit on 
March 22, playing "A Hard Struggle" 
and "Gwynneth Vaughan." 
Edwin Booth returned on Tuesday, March 23, and finished 
out the fortnight in his usual repertoire. Wyzeman Marshall 
was seen as Othello to Booth's lago on March 25 and as lago 
to his Othello on March 31 . Mrs. Hudson Kirby played Master 
Wilford in "The Iron Chest" at the matinee on March 27 to 
Booth's Sir Edward Mortimer. 

On Tuesday, April 6, the "Fairy Star," Agnes Robertson, 


Gabriel Ravel 



opened in *' Jessie Brown, or the Siege of Lucknow," which 
ran two weeks. She remained another week in "Andy Blake," 
"Bluebelle," and "The Young Actress," while Dion Bouci- 
cault assisted her in the last-named piece, and was also seen 
in "Bob Nettles." 

E. L. Davenport and Joseph Proctor played their first 
engagement together, beginning April 26, 1858, in "Julius 
Caesar," with Davenport as Brutus and Proctor as Marc 
Antony. "Damon and Pythias" followed, with Proctor as 
Damon and Davenport as Pythias; "Othello," with Proctor 
as Othello and Davenport as lago; "Richard III," with 

Davenport as Richard 
and Proctor as Rich- 
mond; "Macbeth," 
with Proctor as Mac- 
beth and Davenport as 
MacduflF; "St. Marc," 
with Davenport as St. 
Marc and Proctor as 
Gismonde. At Mr. 
Proctor's benefit on 
Monday, May 3, he 
played Damon in the 
first and second acts 
and Pythias in the 
third, fourth, and fifth, 
while Mr. Davenport 
played Pythias in the first and second and Damon in the 
third, fourth, and fifth. "The Jibbenainosay'* was given the 
same night, with Proctor as Nick of the Woods and Daven- 


Charlotte Cushman 

THE SEASON OF 1857-58 

port as Roaring Ralph Stackpole. At Mr. Davenport's bene- 
fit *'St. Marc" and "The Serious Family" were offered, with 
the beneficiary as Captain Murphy Maguire in the latter 
play. The season for the stock 
company came to an end on 
May 7. 

Charlotte Cushman began on 
May 31 a fortnight's engage- 
ment "prior to her return to 
Europe and her Final Retire- 
ment from the Stage." (She 
continued to retire from the 
stage for eighteen years after 
that.) E. L. Davenport played 
the leading parts with her and 
the following players made their 
first professional appearances in 
this city : Mary Devlin, — who 
afterward married Edwin Booth, — L. R. Shewell, G. C. Boni- 
face, Dan Setchell, James Dunn, Collier, Walters, and Bishop, 
while Anna Cruise made her first appearance in this theatre. 
The plays were "Henry VIII," "Macbeth," "Romeo and 
Juliet," with Charlotte Cushman as Romeo and Mary Devlin 
as Juliet, "Guy Mannering," "The Stranger," "The Actress 
of Padua," and "She Stoops to Conquer." 

The theatre was closed for a week and the Ronzani Ballet 
Troupe filled the week of June 21, thus closing a season that 
was notable for the fact that there had been not one per- 
formance of opera within the year. 

Dan Setchell 


THE SEASON OF 1858-59 

CONTINUED bad business, caused by the panic of 1857, had so 
evil an effect on the finances of the Boston Theatre that in 
the autumn of 1858 the corporation succumbed to the inevitable 
and gave up the ghost. The old company was entirely wiped 
out and a new corporation was formed under the title of ** The 
Proprietors of the Boston Theatre,'' with a capital stock of 
$125,000, which corporation has continued to exist down to 
the present day. John E. Lodge was elected its first president. 
The list of the stockholders at that time contains many noted 
Boston names and is given here in full : W. Amory, William T. 
Andrews, Isaiah Atkins, George Bacon, Levi Bartlett, Edward 
C. Bates, John D. Bates, Dudley H. Bayley, George M. 
Barnard, Josiah Bardwell, Edward Blanchard, William H. 
Boardman, James C. Bayley, John P. Bayley, Bigelow Bro- 
thers and Kennard, William O. Billings, Benjamin G. Board- 
man, Frederic II. Bradlee, J. Tisdale Bradlee, Nathaniel J. 
Bradlee, Gardner Brewer, Peter C. Brooks, Martin Brimmer, 
Stephen H. Bullard, Edmund Boynton, Charles F. Bradford, 
Caleb Chase, Benjamin P. Cheney, John Clark, John T. 
Coolidge, John T. Coolidge, Jr., Thomas B. Curtis, Theodore 
Chase, Addison Child, Charles U. Cotting, Charles F. Curtis, 
William J. Cutler, Martha P. Codnian, J. Amory Davis, John 
II. Dix, N. II. Enmions, X. II. Emmons, Jr., Robert W, 
Emmons, Charles W. Eldredge, Franklin Evans, Phineas 

THE SEASON OF 1858-59 

Fiske, Ebenezer T. Farrington, George N. Faxon, John 
Foster, John H. Foster, A. A. Frazar, A. H. Fiske, Isaac D. 
Farnsworth, Seth W. Fowle, William F. Freeman, Henry J. 
Gardner, Albert Glover, Joseph B. Glover, Thomas Goddard, 
William W. Goddard, William F. Grubb, Thomas W. Gray, 
Andrew T. Hall, Martin L. Hall, Nathaniel Harris, E. Hatha- 
way, Franklin Haven, John 
R. Hall, Samuel Hatch, J. E. 
Hazelton, Mark Healey, John 
T. Heard, Augustine Heard, 
Peter T. Homer, Nathaniel 
Hooper, Samuel Hooper, 
George O. Hovey, George 
Howe, Joseph N. Howe, H. 
H. Hunnewell, Charles Hick- 
ling, William H. Hill, Horatio 
Harris, Deming Jarves, C. B. 
Johnson, J. G. Kidder, M. 
Day Kimball, C. E. King, 
Benjamin Lincoln, F. W. Lin- 
coln, John E. Lodge, George 
W. Lyman, Thomas Lamb, 
Henr}' Ix*e, Jr., Rol)ert C. Mackay, Charles E. Miller, (Jeorge 
K. Minot, George W. Messenger, Nathaniel (\ Nash, R. W. 
Newton. Lyman Nichols, Harvey I). Parker, William F. Par- 
rott. Thomas W. Pierce, William P. Pierce, James W. Paige, 
I»renzo Fafmnti, Henrj- A. Pierce, Sanuiel S. Pierce, William 
IVrkins, Solomon Pij>er, Isaac Pratt, Sampson Reed, I'homas 
V. Rich, Otis Rich, William J. Reynolds, John Simmons, 
Thomas Simmons, Charles A. Smith, Mclancthon Smith, 


Edwin Adams 


Carl Formes 

Henry Sayles, William Sheafe, Nathaniel Thayer, A. W. 
Thaxter, Jr., L. W. Tappan, E. P. Tileston, F. U. Tracy, 

Benjamin W. Thayer, Orlando Tomp- 
kins, William Thomas, Alanson Tucker, 
Jr., John W. Trull, William W. Tucker, 
Frederic Tudor, Newell A. Thompson, 
John S. Tyler, George B. Upton, Reu- 
ben S. Waide, Henry Wainwright, 
George W. Wales, Thomas Wetmore, 
A. C. Wheelwright, Benjamin C. White, 
Joseph Whitney, W. F. Whitney, Samuel 
Whitwell, John S. Wright, B. S. Welles, 
Thomas B. Wales, and Simon Willard. 
The formal transfer of the property from the old corpora- 
tion to the new one was made on October 9, 1858. On Janu- 
ary 4, 1859, that portion of the 
property which included the Me- 
lodeon Hall, next door south of 
the theatre, was sold at public 
auction. It was situated on an 
irregularly shaped lot of land, 55 
feet front by 176 feet deep, con- 
taining 9354 square feet, and was 
sold with the restriction that no 
theatrical entertainments should 
l)e given in the Melodeon. The 
property was bought by Charles 
Francis Adams and is still in 
possession of his estate. As the 
Gaiety Theatre and afterward 



THE SEASON OF 1858-59 

the Bijou Theatre were constructed on these premises, it would 
seem that the restriction was no longer in force. 

For the season of 1858-59 
Thomas Barry was again man- 
ager, with J. P. Price as assistant 
manager. An extraordinarily 
strong company was engaged, 
including ]Mr. and Mrs. E. L. 
Davenport, Edwin Adams, 
Charles Bass, George Holland, 
Dan Setchell, F. J. Horton, W. 
H. Curtis, Cunningham, Ling- / 
ham, N. Davenport, Selwin, 
Reed, J. Adams, Daymond, 
Rose, Stephens, Finn, Davis, 
Mary Devlin, Charlotte Cramp- Lizzie Emmons 

ton, Josephine Orton, Lizzie 

Emmons, Mrs. France, Mrs. Barry, Mrs. Marshall, Mrs. 
Burroughs, Fanny France, Mrs. Edwin Adams, Misses Mar- 
shall, Heaney, Burbank, Kuhn, and Hayward. The season 
opened on September 13 with the stock company for one 
week of standard j^lays. James Bennett 
had a benefit on Thursday, September 16, 
when he played Othello to Davenport's 

Julia Dean Hayne was the first star, 

opening on September 20 and remaining 

two weeks. On Tuesday, September 28, 

sh' '•esented ''The Duke's Wager," a play 

Max strakoach by Fannie Kemble Butler. 



Strakosch's Italian Opera Company came on Tuesday, 
October 5, with Pauline Colson, Teresa Parodi, Amalia Patti 
Strakosch, Brignoli, Lambocetta, Amo- 
dio, Ettore Barili, Nicola Barili, and 
Marcel Junca. They sang *'La Travi- 
ata," "Lucrezia Borgia," "The Daugh- 
ter of the Regiment," and "II Trova- 
tore," giving but four performances. 

William E. Burton began on October 
11 a two weeks' season, in which he 
played "Dombey and Son," "A Serious 
William E. Burton Family," "Wanted, 1000 Milliners," 
"The Breach of Promise," "The Too- 
dles," "Blue Devils," "The Dutch Governor," "The Mum- 
my," "David Copperfield," "Twelfth Night," and "John 
Jones." Charles Fisher and Miss Hughes accompanied Mr. 
Burton. When "David Copperfield" 
was given, the programme allotted the 
parts of the Micawber twins to Master 
Wragg and Miss Dummie, they evidently 
being doll babies. 

Edwin Booth commenced a three 
weeks' run on October 25. On Novem- 
ber 1, 1858, he played Macbeth for the 
first time in Boston, Edwin Adams be- 
ing the Macduff. On November 12 he 
essayed Romeo for the first time here, Edwin Booth 
the Juliet l^eing Mary Devlin. 

The stock company filled the week of November 15. 
J. H. Hackett followed on November 22 for a week and a 


THE SEASON OF 1858-59 

half. On Tuesday, November 23, he was first seen as Rip 

Van Winkle. During the engagement he played Falstaff in 

** Henry IV" and "The Merry Wives _ 

of Windsor," Solomon Swop in "A 

Yankee in England," Sir Pertinax 

MacSycophant in "The Man of the 

World," and Nimrod Wildfire in "A 

Kentuckian's Trip to New York in 


Charles Bass had a farewell benefit 

on Monday, December 6, having pre- 
viously been ill for ten w^eeks. 

Italian opera opened on Thursday, 

December 8, remaining practically four 

weeks, the artists being Piccolomini, 

Poinsart, La- 
borde, Ghi- 
oni, Carl 

Formes, Brignoli, Florenza, Ta- 
maro, Dubreuil, Weinlich, Barat- 
tina, Quinto, Coletti, and Lorini. 
The first Saturday night perform- 
ance on record in this theatre was 
on Christmas night, December 25, 
1858, when Laborde sang in 

"The Corsican Brothers" had its 
first Boston presentation Thursday, 
January 6, 1859, with E. L. Daven- 
Lon Morris P^rt and Edwin Adams in the cast. 


Billy Morris 


On Saturday evening, January 8, Robert Stoepers sym- 
phony " Hiawatha " was performed for the first time in public, 
with an orchestra of fifty and a chorus from the Handel and 
Haydn Society, the soloists being Mrs. I. I. Harwood, Har- 
rison Millard, and J. Q. Wetherbee. Matilda Heron (Mrs. 
Robert Stoepel) recited extracts from Longfellow's poem. 
"The Corsican Brothers" was continued for the week of 

January 10. E. L. Daven- 
port had a benefit on Janu- 
ary 14, when "The Love 
Chase" was played in con- 
junction with "The Corsi- 
can Brothers," and Morris 
Brothers, Pell and Trow- 
bridge's Minstrels and Cow- 
beH-o-gians appeared "after 
their concert is over in School 

"The Cataract of the 
Ganges" was produced on 
January 17, 1859, with the 
stud of horses from James 
M. Nixon's circus, and ran 
six weeks, closing on February 26, which date also ended 
Mr. Barry's lease of the theatre. After that time he remained 
three years as agent, letting the house to any manager who 
wished to rent it, and at times hiring it himself for some 
special engagement. 

The first Wednesday matinee ever given in the Boston 
Theatre took place on January 26, 1859, the play being 


J. C. Trowbridge 

THE SEASON OF 1858-59 

**The Cataract of the Ganges," and the receipts being 

James Pilgrim had a benefit on Saturday evening, Febru- 
ary 12, 1859, this being the first dramatic attraction to play on 
a Saturday night. The beneficiary was seen as Con O'Grady 
in "Americans Abroad"; Edwin Adams played Jere Clip in 
**The Widow's Victim/' and gave imitations of famous 
actors ; Henrietta Lang danced a character dance ; Lon and 
Billy Morris and Johnny Pell rendered a comic banjo trio; 
F. J. Horton appeared as Paddy Miles in ''The Limerick 
Boy," and the company played 
** Faint Heart Never Won Fair 

In the latter part of Febru- 
ary the auditorium was floored 
over level with the stage and 
several balls were given, the 
first being that of the Boston 
Light Infantry, familiarly 
known as "The Tigers/' the 
(late U'ing February ^28. This 
was followed l)y the Mount 
Wrnon Ball on ^rarcli 4, the 
Firemen's Military and Civic 
Ball on Marcli 18, and a (Irand 
Juvenile Ball on March "i'l, 

Mr. Barry reojKMied the theatre on April .> with a spec- 
tacular production of '' Faust and Mar^nuMit(\" wliich ran 
four weeks with slight interruptions. 

On April i5, 18,59, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. DavcMiport took a 

Jolinnv IVll 



benefit, when, in addition to "The Merchant of Venice,'* 
"Our American Cousin" was played for the first time here, 

E. L. Davenport being the Asa 
Trenchard and N. T. Davenport 
the Lord Dundreary. 

Mrs. Barrow returned to the the- 
atre for two nights, playing "Retri- 
bution" and "The Love Chase" on 
April 28 and " King Rene's Daugh- 
ter" and "She Stoops to Conquer" 
on the 29th. 

On Wednesday evening, April 
27, Dan Setchell was the benefici- 
ary, "Paul Pry" and "Our Ameri- 
can Cousin" being the plays. In 
the latter Mr. Setchell was seen as 
Asa Trenchard in the first act. Lord 
Dundreary in the second, and Bin- 
nev the butler in the third. E. L, 
Davenport assumed the role of Asa Trenchard in the second 
and third acts, while N. T. Davenport was the Dundreary of 
the first and third, and W. H. Curtis played Binney in the 
first and second. 

W. E. Burton opened on May 2 and played a week and a 
half in his comedies. On May 9 and 10 he appeared as Chris- 
topher Crookpath in "The Upper Ten and Lower Twenty," 
another version of the French original of " The Streets of New- 

Italian opera came again on Thursday, May 10, the prin- 
cipals being Laborde, Gazzaniga, Phillips, Ghioni, Stefani, 


Dan Setchell as Madame 

THE SEASON OF 1858-59 

Sbriglia, Florenza, Carl Formes, and Mile. Poinsart. This 
company remained until June 11, the last four performances 
being given at fifty cents all over the house. 

Thomas Barry had a benefit on Tuesday, June 7, when 
the volunteers included James E. Murdoch, E. L. Davenport, 
Dan Setchell, John Gilbert, 
Edwin Adams, Mrs. Barrow, 
Josephine Orton, Mrs. Daven- 
port, and Mrs. Gilbert. 

At Thomas Comer's benefit 
on Saturday evening — it being 
the law that Saturday evening 
performances must close by 
eleven o'clock — the bill was so 
long that the farce of '' Box and 
Cox," with which E. L. Daven- 
port and Edwin Adams were 
to close the programme, was 
played in its entirety in about 
five minutes and the curtain 
descended on the minute of 

eleven, Mr. Barry being so eager to keep within the limits of 
the law that he himself gave the curtain signal. Earlier in the 
evening Annie Clarke made her first appearance in this 
theatre, playing in *'Mr. and Mrs. Lilly white" with Mr. and 
Mrs. Gilbert and G. D. Chaplin. 



THE SEASON OF 1859-60 

No regular dramatic company was engaged for the season 
of 1859-60. The time was filled by combinations, the 
theatre at times being closed for a week or more. The season 
opened on October 3 with two weeks of Italian opera, the 
principals being Adelaide Cortesi, Madame and Signor 
Gassier, Amalia Strakosch, Pauline Colson, Brignoli, Stigelli, 
Marcel Junca, Amodio, Quinto, and Miiller. Signor Muzio 
and Maurice Strakosch were the musical directors, Theodore 
Thomas leader, Amati Dubreuil stage-manager, and IVIr. 
Hensler chorus-master. **I1 Poliuto" was the opening piece 
and the only novelty. At the farewell matinee on October 15, 
**La Traviata" and the final duet of *'La Favorita" were 
given. Henry Squires made his Boston debut as Alfred in the 
former piece and Miss Abby Fay, "the eminent Boston canta- 
trice," sang ''Caro Nome del Mio Cor." 

The Ravel Family appeared under Thomas Barry's man- 
agement on Tuesday, November 1, and remained seven weeks. 
The members of this troupe were Gabriel and Fran9ois Ravel, 
Maria Hennecart, Marietta Zanfretta, Young America, the 
Martinetti Family (Julian, Philippe, Ignatius, Mme. Mar- 
tinetti, and Master Paul), Paul Brilliant, Lina Windel, the 
Lehmans, and others. Their last performance was on Satur- 
day afternoon, December 17. 

On December 20, 1859, the auditorium having again been 


THE SEASON OF 1859-60 

floored over, a grand ball was given by the Second Battalion 
of Infantry, Gilmore's Band furnishing the music. Promenade 
concerts were also given by Gilmore's Band on the afternoons 
and evenings of December 21 and 24. 

On January 2, 1860, the name of the theatre was changed 
to the ** Boston Academy of Music," which title it retained for 
nearly three years. This was 
to bring it into line with the 
Academies of Music in New 
York, Brooklyn, Philadel- 
phia, and Baltimore, all large 
theatres, built for opera- 
houses. The great chandelier 
was installed and was first 
shown to the public on Janu- 
ary' 2, 1860, the announce- 
ments stating that it was ** the 
largest ever used in any the- 
atre, either in this country or 
in Europe.** It was made by 
Cornelius & Baker of Phil- 
adelphia and placed in posi- 
tion l)y their agents, N. W. 
Turner & Co. of Boston. 

Italian oj)era o[)ened on the 
above date with Pauline Colson, Adelina Patti, Mme. Stra- 
k(>s<*h, Stigelli, Brignoli, Marcel Junca, Susini, Ferri, and 
Dubreuil. Adelina Patti made her Boston del)ut in "Lucia di 
I^mmermoor" on Tuesday eveninj;, January 3, 18(>0. This 
o[>era season lasted five weeks. Concerts were given on the 


Adelina Patti 


Sunday evenings, Rossini's "Stabat Mater'' being sung on 
January 8 and Donizetti's ** The Martyrs" on the 15th. The 
concert of January 22 introduced no oratorio, but *' The Cre- 
^1^ ation " was given on the 29th. " Sicilian 

\9 Vespers" and "SaflFo" were the novel- 

JB* V ties of the season. 

^^ Mr. Barry had a benefit on Thurs- 

day evening, February 2, when the 
following artists volunteered : Pauline 
Colson, Amalia Strakosch, Stigelli, 
Amodio, Marcel Junca, Mrs. Barrow, 
Mrs. Davenport, Emily Mestayer, E. 
L. Davenport, Dan Setchell, A. W. 
Fenno, W. Reynolds, and Mr. Bates. 
A company headed by Mrs. John 
Wood and Joe Jefferson opened on 
February 6 and remained two weeks, 
playing "The Unequal Match," "The 
Loan of a Lover," "Jenny Lind," " Somebody Else," "The 
Invisible Prince," ''A Roland for an Oliver," "Fortunio," 
"The Rough Diamond," "All That Glitters Is Not Gold," 
and " Mischief Making." The other members of the company 
were Emily Mestayer, Miss Gimber, A. H. Davenport, Hany 
Pearson, Harry Russell, and Messrs. Munro, Wall, and Eings- 

Beginning March 5, 1860, Cooke's Royal Amphitheatre 
played an engagement of five weeks, the principal performers 
being the Hanlon Brothers, Ella Zoyara, James Robinson, Joe 
Pentland, and W. Cooke. The Hanlons were at that time the 
foremost gymnasts in the world, being bona fide brothers and 


Ella Zoyara 

THE SEASON OF 1859-60 


six in number, though William did not appear here at this time 
owing to an injury from which he was suflFering. Ella Zoyara 
was in reality a man named Omar Kings- 
ley, who mystified audiences all over the 
world by appearing as a female rider. 
The deception was kept up when he was 
oflF the stage and it was a long time be- 
fore the truth about his sex was made 
public. Being a man, he could perform 
feats impossible to women, and his 
equestrianism often created a positive 
furore. Two equestrian spectacles, " The 
Field of the Cloth of Gold" and *'The 
Bronze Horse," were produced during this engagement. In 

the middle of the last week the name 
of the company was suddenly 
changed to " Nixon's Troupe of 
Equestrians, from Astley's Royal 
Amphitheatre, London." 

On April 23 ''Evangeline," by 
the author of " Geraldine," was pre- 
sented, with Miss Bateman, "the 
Renowned Child-Artiste," as the 
star, and ran one week, the com- 
pany including George Jordan, C. 
Kemble Mason, H. Pearson, N. Da- 
venport, T. S. Cline, Mrs. C. Hale, 
and Dan Setchell. 
Henry W. Fenno had a benefit on May 10, with these vol- 
unteers: Mr. and Mrs. Henri Drayton, Wyzeman Marshall, 


Kate Bateman 


Thomas Barry, David Hanchett, Fanny Mowbray, Dan 
Setchell, J. P. Ordway, F. I. Kent, W. J. LeMoyne,E. Thomp- 
son, N. T. Davenport, M. W. Fiske, L. F. Rand, Laura 
LeClaire, W. H. Danvers, Oriana Marshall, F. S. Finn, Mrs. 
Harwood, Mrs. Barry, Lizzie Emmons, J. C. Dunn, Mrs. Ma- 
ria Rainforth, Prof. Harrington, Mrs. F. I. Kent, Mrs. Mar- 
shall, C. F. Jones, Augusta LeClaire, Caroline Howard, O. H. 
Chenery, F. C. Hudson, C. Eaton, G. Eaton, and F. Chaplin. 
Lawrence Barrett, who was then billed as L. P. Barrett, 
took a benefit on May 19, when "The Hunchback" and "The 
Irish Captain" were played. 

Beginning May 23 the Cortesi Italian Opera Company from 

Havana gave six performances, the principals being Cortesi, 

Gazzaniga, Phillips, Miss Montmorency, Signora Garofli, 

Musiani, Tamaro, Amodio, Susini, Rubio, 

Nanni, Barili, and Bellini. 

On Tuesday, June 12, Mr. and Mrs. Henri 
Drayton had a benefit, giving "Never De- 
spair" and "Love's Labour's Lost," the 
Draytons playing all the parts in both 
pieces. Senor Oliviera, violinist, appeared 
with them. 

On June 20 the Cortesi Opera Company 
reappeared for seven performances, the 
artists at this time being Madame Fabbri, 
Frezzolini, Phillips, Cortesi, Amodio, Musi- 
ani, Barili, Rubio, and Bellini. The operas 
given were " Nabucodnosor," "Lucia," "Er- 
Prof. Anderson, the ^ani," "Rigoletto," "II Trovatore,'* and 

Wizard of the North " Saffo." 


THE SEASON OF 1859-60 

Professor Anderson, " the Wizard of the North," a clever 
magician, opened on July 4, and remained until August 3. For 
the last three days of his stay he was seen as Rob Roy McGre- 
gor in the opera of "Rob Roy." Brookhouse Bowler, Aynsley 
Cook, and members of Professor Anderson's family sang in 
his support, and the programme an- 
nounced that **all the available dra- 
matic talent in Boston had also been re- 
tained," the company including Mr. Le- 
Moyne, Mr. Sheridan, and Mr. Lennox. 

The Cadet Zouaves, under the com- 
mand of Colonel Ephraim Elmer Ells- 
worth, an organization of young men 
from Chicago who far outshone all other 
military companies of that time in sol- 
dierly appearance and perfection of drill, 
gave exhibitions in the theatre on the 
evening of July 24 and the forenoon of 
July 25, 1860. Mr. Barry made a speech 
at the performance of July 24 saying that Coi. E. E. Ellsworth 
the audience of that evening w^as the 
largest which had ever assembled within the walls of the Bos- 
ton Theatre. The service uniform of the Zouaves consisted of 
small tasseled caps without visors, short embroidered jackets, 
baggy short breeches, and high leggings over their shoes. 
Louis James, afterward the leading man of the theatre, and 
now a Shakespearian star, was a member of the Zouaves. Col- 
onel Ellsworth was killed early in the Civil War at Alexandria, 
Virginia, by a man named Jackson, from the flagpole of whose 
house the Colonel had hauled down a Confederate banner. 


THE SEASON OF 1860-61 

THE season of 1860-61 was opened by the Ravels, who 
occupied the theatre with their pantomimes for three 
weeks, beginning on August 8. 

Mr. and Mrs. Henri Drayton appeared on September 17, 19, 
21, and 22, the two performers giving the entire entertainment 
of sketches, impersonations, and songs. 

A season of Italian opera lasting only one week began 
October 1, the singers being Cortesi, Adelaide Phillips, Musi- 
^...^ ani, Manni, and Amodio. The operas were 

/j^^ "M Poliuto," "The Barber of Seville," "D 
^f^^^k Trovatore," and "La Traviata/' 
^Hlj^H I The great event of the season was the 
^K^^^v grand ball given in the theatre on October 
\^^^^^ 18 to the Prince of Wales, now King Ed- 

ward VIl of England. The decorations 
^^'^"i860^^^^^'' were more elaborate than ever before, 
and the Melodeon next door was used as 
a supper-room, a door having been cut through the solid 
brick wall to enable the dancers to reach the hall without 
going into the open air. The Prince was a young man then, 
with the same magnetism and charm of manner which have 
made his popularity certain in every country that he has 
visited. His coming at that time did a great deal toward 
cementing the friendship between this country and Great 


THE SEASON OF 1860-61 

Britain, for it created a great good feeling, and the Prince of 
Wales Ball is perhaps the most important event that has ever 
taken place within the walls 
of the Boi^ton Theatre* Whiltr 
the decorations were 5«till in 
pcisittun two promenade eon- 
certs were given on Octoljcr 
lU and W. 

On Oetoljer i4 a Vox 
Poptili Concert waK given 
uuiier tlie mamigcmeut of 
Henry C\ Jarrett* this Ix^ing 
his ftnit appeanincf at this 
theatre, where he afterwards* 
bei*ame manager, A Vox 

C. W. Couldock 

ChiirlDtli* Cut»hinuu as Romeo 

I*npuli ('(HHvrt was onr at 
wliicli ca(*h jRTson attending 
had an opjKjrt unity to vule 
for one nf 11 it* rival <andi- 
(latins tnr tin* prrsi(IciH*y, 
AUraliaui ljiu*{}hi and Ste- 
phen A. l>**Hgla><. 

Cliarlotle Ciisliinaii tK'gan 
a four v^et*ks' rTigagt*nieiit i>n 
Novenil)er ^28, l)eing sup- 



ported by C. W. Couldock, John Gilbert, Greorge Pauncefort, 
Harry Pearson, Viola Crocker, Lizzie Emmons, Mrs. John 
Gilbert, and Mrs. Thomas Barry. She played " Henry VIII," 
"The Stranger," "Simpson and Co.," "Guy Mannering," 

Isabella Hinckley 


"Macbeth," and "Romeo and Juliet." At this time, in 
addition to her customary female roles, she played Cardinal 
Wolsey in "Henry VIII" and Romeo in "Romeo and 

Spaulding and Rogers's Circus opened on February 4, 
1861, for four weeks, presenting the spectacle, "Tippoo 
Saib," for two weeks, "The Merchant's Steed of Syracuse'' for 
the third, and "Mazeppa" for the fourth. 

Another season of Italian opera began on March 11 and 
lasted four weeks, the principals being Colson, Phillips, 


THE SEASON OF 1860-61 

Isabella Hinckley, Kellogg, Brignoli, Susini, Stigelli, and 

Barili. The operas were "Martha," 

"Lucia," "II Giuramento," "The 

Masked BaU," "Ernani," "Linda," 

"Rigoletto," "The Jewess," "La Son- 

nambula," "Don Giovanni," "The 

Barber of Seville," and "I Puritani." 

Clara Louise Kellogg made her first 

Boston appearance at this time, the 

date being March 19, 1861, and the 

opera, "Linda di Chamouni." 

This was the shortest season the 
theatre has ever known, as only six- 
teen weeks in all were played, and the 
doors closed on April 6. The approach- 
ing war had probably much to do with 
the condition of the business, as the 

first gun of the Rebellion was fired only six days after the 
final performance. 

Clara Louise Kellogg 


THE SEASON OF 1861-62 

THE season of 1861-62 opened with a company under the 
management of James M. Nixon with Edwin Forrest 
as a stock star, supported by John McCullough, Mark Smith, 
J. H. Allen, Thomas Barry, Mrs. Farren, Mrs. Gladstane, 
and Mrs. LeBrun. Mr. Forrest played but three or four times 

Mark Smith 

Julia Daly 

each week, the intervening performances being given by Julia 
Daly (Mrs. Wayne 01wyne),a diaelct actresswho played "The 
Female American Cousin," " The Irish Emigrant Girl," etc., 


THE SEASON OF 1861-62 

and by Senorita Cubas and Senor Ximenes, who appeared 
with Miss Daly and in musical farces of their own. This 
engagement lasted eight weeks, 
during which time Mr. Forrest 
was seen in "Damon and Py- 
thias," "Hamlet," "King Lear," 
" Virginius," " Jack Cade," " Mac- 
beth," "Pizarro," "The Gladi- 
ator," " Metamora," " William 
Tell," "Richard HI," and "The 
Lady of Lyons." 

Henry W. Fenno had a benefit 
on November 19, 1861, on which 
occasion Thomas Barry played 
Shylock in a scene from "The 
Merchant of Venice," Mark Smith 

Isabella Cubas 

and other members of the com- 
pany played "The Old Guard," 
George Pauncefort and his pupil 
Annie L. Brown were seen in " The 
Little Treasure," Cubas and Xime- 
nes danced, and the Dyer Zouaves 
of Roxbury gave an exhibition 

Carlotta Patti was first heard here 
in concert on the afternoon of No- 
vember 6, 1861, other concerts being 
given on the afternoon of the 9th 

CarloUa Patti 


and the evening of the 10th. Harry Sanderson, the pianist, 
was one of the supporting company. 

Italian opera was heard the week of Nbvember 25, the 
artists being Kellogg, Hinckley, Strakosch, Comte-Bochard, 
Brignoli, Susini, and Dubreuil. On the evening of Novem- 

Charles and ^Vlexander Hermann 

George, AVilliam, and Alfred Hanlon 

her 28, 1861, it was announced that Captain Wilkes and the 
officers of the San Jacinto had accepted an invitation and 
would l)e at the oj)era that evening, the first appearance of 
Madame (^omte-Bochard. This was the time that Captain 
Wilkes had l)rought to Boston for imprisonment in Fort 
Warren the Confederate envoys, Mason and Slidell, whom 


THE SEASON OF 1861-62 

he had taken by force from a British vessel, the Trent, thereby 

nearly forcing this country into war with England. For the 

final Saturday matinee of the opera 

it had been announced that the fourth 

act of "II Trovatore'' would be given, 

together with the whole of "Lucrezia 

Borgia'' and of "Les Noces de Jean- 

nette." On the day of the performance, 

however, there was an apology in the 

programme which stated that by mis- 
take the music of the *' Miserere" had 

been sent to New York, and conse- James AV. Waiiack 

quently that selection could not be 

given. This seems strange in these days when the musician 

who did not know the ** Miserere" by heart would be a 


Hermann the magician came on December 2 and remained 

three weeks. This was Charles, the uncle of the later-known 

Alexander Hermann, who traveled 
with him at that time as assistant. 

Goodwin and Wilder 's Circus 
opened on December 23 and played 
two weeks with indifferent success, 
it being a peculiar fact that a circus 
performance on a stage has never 
drawn well in Boston, although a 
circus in its own tents is a most 
powerful magnet. 

On January 13, 1862, the same 
company presented " The Cataract 


Mme. Variaii 

of the Ganges," having as an added attraction the Hanlon 

Brothers, George, WilHam, and Alfred, who were featuring 

William Hanlon in Zampillaerostation. 
This elongated word was coined by 
James Lingard, the manager of the 
Bowery Theatre, New York, and simply 
means a performance on the flying tra- 
peze. The grace and dash of Mr. Han- 
lon in this wonderful act, which was then 
entirely new, created a marked sensa- 
tion at the time. As no net was used 
beneath the trapeze, the danger was 
much greater than nowadays, and the 

fearlessness of the handsome young athlete added decidedly 

to the attraction of the feats. 

Henry C. Jarrett brought from New York a wonderful 

coterie of artists who had been 

playing at the Winter Garden. 

They opened on February 17, 

1862, and remained two weeks. 

The leading actors were William 

Wheatley, J. W. Wallack, E. L. 

Davenport, Mark Smith, Thos. 

Placide, Mrs. Barrow, Julia Irv- 
ing, Agnes Cameron, Mrs. J. W. 

Wallack, Mrs. Barry, and Mrs. 

Vincent. For the second week 

J. H. Hackett was added to the 

com])any. The plays were "The 

School for Scandal," "London 


John McCullough 

THE SEASON OF 1861-62 

Charles Barron 

Assurance," ** Julius Csesar," " Hamlet," "Jane Shore," "The 

Dramatist," "Wemer," "Black-Eyed Susan," "Wild Oats," 

"Henry IV," "The Rivals," "The Merry 

Wives of Windsor," "Perfection," and 

"Speed the Plough." On March 3 John 

E. Owens played Solon Shingle in "The 

People's Lawyer." 

Italian opera was heard for the fort- 
night beginning March 31, with concerts 
on Sundays, April 6 and 13. The princi- 
pals were Kellogg, Elena D'Angri, Hinck- 
ley, Mme. Varian, Brignoli, Susini, Ypolito, Barili, Cubas, 
and Ximenes. There were no novelties in their repertoire. 
On April 21 , Henry C. Jarrett brought another remarkable 

company for a four weeks' stay, 
including John Gilbert, Wil- 
liam Wheatley, E. L. Daven- 
port, John E. Owens, G. C. 
Boniface, L. R. Shewell, Chas. 
Barron, Ed. Lamb, Mrs. W. 
C. Gladstane, Emma Taylor, 
Mary Wells, Mrs. Skerritt, and 
Mrs. George Ryer. This com- 
pany was seen in comedy only, 
the offerings being "The Ri- 
vals," " Money," "The Heir at 
Law," " The Poor Gentleman," 
"Wild Oats," "London Assur- 
ance," "A Cure for the Heart- 
ache," "Speed the Plough," 

Adah Isaacs Menken and Alexandre 


"The Inconstant," "The Toodles," "Married Life/' "Black- 
Eyed Susan/' "The School for Scandal," "She Stoops to Con- 
quer," "The Happiest Day of My Life," "Mr. and Mrs. 
Lilly white," " The Serious Family," " Sweethearts and Wives," 
"The Love Chase," "The Rough Diamond," "The Tragedy 
Rehearsed," "The Hunchback," and "The Road to Ruin." 
_ Mrs. Barrow was added to the com- 

K^ pany on May 6. 

^^ On May 21 " Macbeth ' ' was played 

^ j|^ "^^^ by the Avon Dramatic Club, assist- 

ed by Mrs. Farren, for the benefit of 
the Massachusetts Soldiers' Fund. 
The title role was taken by James 
Bogle, proprietor of a local hair- 
■ ' i ' dressing establishment and manufac- 

^K ^B " ' * turer of Bogle's Hyperion Fluid. 
^ H For Thomas Comer's benefit, on 

^^^^g^ J"^^ 20, "The Poor Gentleman" 

^^■^^^^^^^ and "The Loan of a Lover" were 

^^^^^^^^ played. 

Adah Isaacs Menken Henry W. Feuno, the former treas- 

urer, died during this season and a 
benefit was given on July 30, 1862, for his widow and children. 
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Barry and G. G. Spear presented " The 
Victor Vanquished " ; an elegiac address, written by B. P. Shil- 
laber, was read by W. H. Smith; "Delicate Ground" was 
played by E. F. Keach, J. A. Smith, and Lizzie Emmons; 
Adah Isaacs Menken was seen in *'Lola Montez, or Catch- 
ing a Governor," in which she danced a pas seul from "La 
Giselle " ; Professor Harrington ventriloquized ; James Pilgrim 


THE SEASON OF 1861-62 

offered "The Limerick Boy" ; and musical and terpsichorean 
artists filled out the bill. This was the only appearance of 
Adah Isaacs Menken in the Boston Theatre. She was bom 
of French and Spanish parents in New Orleans in 1835, her 
maiden name being Dolores Adios Fuertes. She first married 
Alexander Isaacs Menken, a musician, her successive hus- 
bands being John C. Heenan, the prize-fighter, R. H. Newell, 
the humorist (Orpheus C. Kerr), and James Barclay. She had 
a brilliant and varied career, both here and in Europe, where 
she fascinated Alexandre Dumas, the French novelist. She 
wrote a book of poems entitled "Infelicia" and died in Paris, 
where she lies in the Jewish cemetery at Montparnasse, the 
inscription on her tombstone at her own request being "Thou 

Thomas Comer 


THE SEASON OF 1862-63 

AT the beginning of the season of 1862-63 J. M. Nixon 
was billed as manager, the opening attraction being the 
Ravel Family, who were featuring ** Young America " in a flying 
trapeze performance, their stay being for three weeks. " Young 
America'' was a pretty and daring youngster, whose real name 

was John H. Haslam. By one of those 
strange turns of the wheel in theatrical 
life, he has been for several years asso- 
ciated with the Hanlon Brothers as 
stage-manager and pantomimist, so that 
the first and second exponents in Amer- 
ica of the flying trapeze afterward be- 
came business associates. The Ravels 
were supported by a small dramatic com- 
pany, consisting of Thomas Placide, 
G. G. Spear, I. L. Barrett, H. Lampee, 
Mrs. Barry, Viola Crocker, Mrs. Flood, 
and Mrs. Nourse. 
Italian opera, with Carlotta Patti, Bor- 
chard, Strakosch, Brignoli, Amodio, and Dubreuil, filled the 
week of October 6, the operas being " Lucia," "II Trovatore,** 
" La SoTinambula," "Lucrezia Borgia," and "I Puritani/' 

Thomas Comer had a benefit on October 17, 1862, when 
among other attractions Abijah L. Thayer offered banjo and 

96 ^ 

" Young America " 
Master John Haslam 

THE SEASON OF 1862-63 

William Rufus Blake 

vocal eccentricities, "for this time only under any circum- 
stances, and for the first time in seven years." 

On November 24, 1862, Edwin Booth returned to Boston 
after his European sojourn and 
began a four weeks' engage- 
ment, a company having been 
engaged for him by Orlando 
Tompkins, who thus began his 
first connection with theatrical 
business, although he had been 
previously a stockholder in the 
corporation. The name of the 
establishment was changed back 
to the Boston Theatre, which 
name it has fortunately retained 

until the present day, with the exception of the six weeks' run 

of the Grand Opera Company in 
February and March, 1863, when 
it was again called the Academy of 
Music. Edwin Booth's company 
included W. H. Smith, H. F. Daly, 
J. J. Prior, J. W. Lanergan, Owen 
Marlowe, Chas. Walcott, Jr., T. E. 
Owens, Wilkins, Davis, Browne, 
Russell, Arthur, Keene, Everett, 
Francis, Mrs. Julia Bennett Bar- 
row, Emily Mestayer, Mrs. Flor- 
ence, Minnie Foster, and Miss 
Anderson. The plays were " Ham- 
let," "Othello," "Romeo and Ju- 


Sam Emexy 


liet," '^Richelieu," "The Lady of Lyons," "The Merchant of 
Venice," "Katharine and Petruchio," "The Apostate," "The 

Iron Chest," "Richard IH," 
"Much Ado About Nothing," 
and "Don Caesar de Bazan." 

Edwin Forrest followed on 
December 22 for two weeks, 
J. H. Hackett playing FalstaflF in 
"Henry IV" and "The Merry 
Wives of Windsor" at the per- 
formances when Mr. Forrest did 
not appear. The company com- 
prised John McCullough, Wil- 
liam Wheatley, George Becks, J. 
G. Burnett, J. Taylor, J. W. Col- 
lier, W. H. Leake, G^rmon, Post, 
Cartland, Mrs. H. P. Grattan, 
Kingsland, Carroll, Sinclair, 
Miss Clara Day, Mrs. J. H. Allen, Madame Ponisi, and Mrs. 
LeBrun. Forrest's plays were "Jack Cade," "Metamora," 
"The Gladiator," "Richelieu," "The 
Broker of Bogota," "Richard III," 
"Macbeth," and "King Lear." 

The Grau Italian Opera Company 
began on February 9 a six weeks' en- 
gagement, during which for the last 
times the theatre was called the Aca- 
demy of Music. The principals were 
Kellogg, Ix)rini, Moreni, Cordier, Stra- 
kosch, Brignoli, Susini, Amodio, Mac- 


Wyzeman Marshall 

Madame Anna Bishop 

THE SEASON OF 1862-63 

caferri, and Stockton. "Dinorah" had its first Boston pro- 
duction on February 12, 1863, with Angelina Cordier as prima 
donna. Rossini's " Stabat Mater" was brought out on Sun- 
day, March 1. 

Wyzeman Marshall became manager of the theatre on 
Monday, March 23, 1863, his first venture being Paul Juig- 
net's Company of French Comedians who stayed one week, 
presenting during that time 
**CamiIIe," "La Joie Fait 
Peur," "Le Portier," "Le 
Piano de Berthe," **Margot," 
"La Pluie et le Beau Temps," 
"La Rose de St. Fleur," "Le 
Feu au Couvent," "Pascal et 
Chambord," "Risotte le MU- 
lionaire," "Une Caprice," and 
"La Corde Sensible." The 
business done by this attrac- 
tion was the smallest ever 
known in this theatre, a mati- 
nee drawing but $12.50. 

The Hernandez -Ravel 
Troupe followed on March 30 for three weeks. There were 
in reality no Ravels in this company, which was headed by 
A. M. Hernandez, a skilled guitar-player and clown, who at 
times played on fourteen diflFerent instruments. The other 
members were Mile. Galetti, Marietta Zanfretta, Marietta 
Ravel, Misses J. and M. A. Lehman, TophoflF, A. Grossi, 
F. Siegrist, A. Lehman, Henry Moreni, and J. C. Franklin. 

Carl Zerrahn gave a concert on Sunday, April 12. 


Carl Zerrabu 


Madame Anna Bishop and Gilmore's Band were heard on 
April 19. 

Mrs. Barrow's '* Great Comedy Combination" opened on 

April 20, 1863, and remained 
two weeks, playing "Town 
and Country," "The Rough 
Diamond," "The School for 
Scandal," "Money," "Speed 
the Plough," "The Rivals," 
"The Lottery Ticket," "Lon- 
don Assurance," "Wild Oats," 
" Uncle Frizzle," " John Bull," 
" Don Caesar de Bazan," " She 
Stoops to Conquer," "The 
Stranger," and "The Won- 
W. J. LeMoyne der." The company consisted 

of Mrs. Barrow, Mary Carr, 
Mrs. Sedley Brown, Rachel Johnson, Mrs. E. L. Davenport, 
Mrs. H. Chapman, Mrs. Biddies, Miss M. Newton, Greorge 
Vandenhoff, William Rufus Blake, Sam 
Emery, F. E. Aiken, William Scallan, W. 
J. LeMoyne, J. Duff, W. H. Curtis, J. 
Biddies, N. D. Jones, Parker, and Wyatt. 
William Rufus Blake died suddenly dur- 
ing this engagement, his last role being Sir 
Peter Teazle on April 21, 1863. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Florence began a Mrs. D. P. Bowers 
two weeks' engagement on May 4, present- 
ing "Dombey and Son," "Mischievous Annie," "The Young 
Actress," "Shandy Maguire," "A Lesson for Husbands," 


THE SEASON OF 1862-63 


"The Knight of Arva," "Temptation," "The Returned Vol- 
unteer/' "Thrice Married," and "The Poor of Ireland." 
"The Colleen Bawn" received its first 
Boston presentation on May 11, 1863, 
with W. J. Florence as Myles na Coppa- 
leen. As the Florences were compelled by 
previous engagements to leave the city, 
and as the play had made a great success, 
it was continued the week of May 18, 
with William Wheatley as Myles. 

Gottschalk the pianist appeared in con- 
cert on Sunday, May 10. 

Mrs. D. P. Bowers commenced a three weeks' engagement 

on May 25, playing " The Mystery of Audley Court" all of the 

^ . first week, the other two being given up 

fc\ to "The Hunchback," "Plot and Pas- 

^1 sion," "Love's Sacrifice," "The Lady 

of Lyons," "The Stranger," "Lucretia 

Borgia," "Ingomar," "Katharine and 

Petruchio," and "Camille." 

Emily Thorne was seen the week of 
June 15 in "The Little Treasure," "The 
Governor's Wife," " The Daughter of the 
Regiment," "Nine Points of the Law," 
and "The Unequal Match." On June 
16 she also appeared as the Goddess of 
Liberty and sang "Shout for our Glo- 
rious Banner," with words by Charles 
Gayler and music by MoUenhauer. Miss 
Thome was a daughter of Charles R. 


Emily Thorne as the God 
dess of Liberty 


Thorne, Sr. She first married Greorge Jordan, the actor, and 
afterward John ChamberHn, the hotel proprietor of Washing- 
ton and Old Point Comfort. She was a beautiful woman, good 
looks being a not uncommon attribute in the Thorne family. 

On June 22, 1863, Wyzeman Marshall had a benefit, when 
among other attractions were seen the Young Campbell Min- 
strels. This was a semi-amateur organization, whose members 
played under assumed names. One of the end men was called 
Billy Train, but he has since become famous as William H. 
Crane, the well-known comedian. Another member is now 
A. B. White, for several years past the manager of Austin and 
Stone's Museum in Boston. A third one was Charley Sutton, 
who, after a successful career as a black-faced comedian, 
became Hugo Bunth and originated the grotesque team of 
Bunth and Rudd, who set all Europe and America laughing at 
their eccentricities. 


THE SEASON OF 1863-64 

FOR the season of 1863-64 Wyzeman Marshall was the man- 
ager, with J. G. Hanley for stage-manager, and the fol- 
low^ing company : W. H. Curtis, N. T. Davenport, Alvin Read, 

C. M. Davis, F. O. 

Savage, F. C. Baker, 

J. L. Sandford, W. H. 

Whalley, William Scal- 

lan, William Jeffries, 

J. Biddies, E. Barry, 

J. Taylor, C. Somer- 

ville, W. H. Hamblin, 

T. Chandler, E. W. 

Beattie, James McCoy, 
E. Burton, T. Preston, W. Hudson, Master Swindlehurst, 
Anna Cowell, Mrs. Stoneall, Mrs. N. T. Davenport, Mrs. J. 
Biddies, Mrs. F. S. Chanfrau, Mrs. Sylvester, Misses E. Hall, 
Blanche Gray, E. Johnson, Sylvester, Malvina, Amelia, Ell- 
w^ood, Swindlehurst, Florence, Lees, and Kendrick. F. Suck 
was leader of the orchestra, Charles Witham, scenic artist, 
and John M. Ward, ticket-agent. James H. Hackett was the 
first star. In his one-week engagement, l^eginning August 24, 
1863, he was seen in "Henry IV," "The Merry Wives of 
Windsor," "Rip Van Winkle," and "Monsieur Mallet." 
Mr. and Mrs. Florence followed for four weeks of their 

Mrs.. W.J. Florence 

W. J. Florence 



repertoire, the play for the week of August 31 being "The 

Death Fetch/' in which was intro- 
duced the famous Ghost Illusion for 
the first time in America. Their cus- 
tomary repertoire followed for the 
other three weeks. 

On Saturday evening, September 
26, 1863, Charlotte Cushman and 
Joseph Proctor played in " Macbeth" 
for the benefit of the Sanitary Com- 

Isabella Cubas, supported by W. 
H. Edgar, followed for another four 
weeks, opening on September 28 in 
"The French Spy." They also pre- 

Daniel £. Bandmann 

sented " Narramatta," 
Wizard Skiff," and "The Fly- 
ing Dutchman," Cubas playing 
Vanderdecken in the last-named 
piece, a character that is now 
exclusively acted by men. 

Daniel E. Bandmann made 
his Boston debut on Saturday 
evening, October 24, 1863, as 
Shylock in "The Merchant of 
Venice," for one night only. , 

Edwin Booth began on Octo- f 
U*r 2S a five weeks' engagement 
in his customary tragic reper- 


Camilla Urso 

THE SEASON OF 1863-64 

Camilla Urso, the young violinist, made her appearance in 
concert on Sunday, November 6. 

Maggie Mitchell's first appearance in this theatre took place 
on Monday, November 30, 1863, when 
she began an engagement of five 
weeks, presenting " Fanchon," " Mar- 
got," "LitUe Barefoot," "The Pearl 
of Savoy," "Petite Marie," and 
"Katty O'Sheal." "Petite Marie" 
was written for her by a Boston gen- 
tleman and was played on December 
28 and 29, and apparently never again. 

Italian opera opened on January 4, 
1864, with a performance of "lone, 
or the Last Days of Pompeii," which 
was then seen for the first time here. 
The company included Kellogg, 
Medori, Stockton, Sulzer, Mazzolini, 
Biachi, Bellini, and Lotti. Among other novelties "Faust" 
was first seen here on January 14, 1864, with this cast: 

Maggie Mitchell 







Clara Ix)uis(* Krllog^. 

Ilrnriotta Sulzer. 

Fannie Stockton. 




ITiere was a full military hand on tlie staj^o, and the orches- 
tra was enlarged by the addition of the Mendolssohn Quintette 
Club and other musicians. 

Edwin Forrest opened on February 1 for six weeks of his 



repertoire, the performances on the ojBF-nights being given by 

Daniel E. Bandmann, who presented 

4'* The Merchant of Venice," ** Narcisse/' 
"Othello," "Hamlet," and "Richelieu." 
Madame Methua Schiller, supported 
by John McCuUough and Mr. For- 
rest's company, played " Lorlie's Wed- 
ding" on March 2 and 5. 
On Saturday evening, March 12, 
1864, Count Joannes was seen in 
Mazzoiini "Hamlet," supported by the Count- 

ess Joannes (Melinda Jones) and the 
Forrest company. He was an actor whose true name was 
George Jones. Though at first a man of much promise, 
he developed eccentricities which later caused him to be 
laughed at and guyed unmercifully 
whenever he appeared. His wife was 
an actress of much power. Their daugh- 
ter, Avonia Jones, married the English 
tragedian, G. V. Brooke. 

The Italian Opera Company re- 
turned on March 14, with the same 
artists as before. On March 22 Laura 
Harris made her debut in "Lucia." 
Brignoli and Hermanns also joined the 
company, which remained two weeks. 
Vestvali opened in "Gamea, or the 
Jewish Mother," on March 30 and re- 
mained three weeks, playing also " The 
Duke's Motto" and " Lucretia Borgia." Mme. Methua SchiUer 


THE SEASON OF 1863-64 

Count Joannes 

Marie Zoe, the Cuban Sylph, began a fortnight's engage- 
ment on April 18, playing '*The French Spy," "The Wizard 
SkiflF," and "Esmeralda." Dur- 
ing her engagement " The Broken 
Sword" was twice used as an af- 
terpiece. It was in this play that 
the expression " Chestnut" orig- 
inated. One of the characters 
tells a story about something 
which happened under a chest- 
nut tree. During the course of 
the play he repeats this story 
several times, each time making 
it a diflFerent species of tree, such 
as walnut, maple, etc., and each 
time he is corrected by an oppo- 
site character, w^ho interrupts him with " Chestnut." In this 

manner it came about that "Chest- 
nut" meant an oft-told story. Its use 
was confined to the theatrical profession 
for fully twenty years, but it was eventu- 
ally adopted by the general public and 
it has now taken its position among re- 
cognized American slang words. 

Grand opera in German began a two 
weeks' season on May 2, the artists be- 
ing Johannsen, Frederici, Canissa, Him- 
mer, Hal)elmann, Hermanns, and Stein- 
icke. This was before the days of the Wagner vogue and 
the German repertoire w^as much the same as the Italian, 




' Martha," '' La Dame Blanche," " Faust," " Der Freischiitz," 
'The Merry Wives of Windsor," " Stradella," "Don Juan," 

and "Fidelio" being sung. 

Maggie Mitchell played a 
second engagement, opening on 
May 16 and remaining four 

On Wednesday evening, June 
22, 1864, P. S. Gilmore began a 
series of promenade concerts, the 
music for which was to be fur- 
nished by Gilmore's Band and 
/ / ^ ^^^^^^^^ ^ large orchestra, his intention 
f^— ^^^^^^^ being to continue the concerts 

throughout the summer, the ad- 
mission being twenty-five cents, 
or five tickets for one dollar. 
On Monday, June 27, the newspapers contained the follow- 
ing advertisement : 

Marie Zoe, the Cuban Sylph 


No concert will }ye given at the Boston Theatre this even- 
ing. A card from the management will appear to-morrow. 

On Tuesday the amusement columns of the dailies had this 
notice : 


Card from Mr. Gilmore. The Musicians' Union having held 
a meeting on Sunday last, the principal object of which was to 


THE SEASON OF 1863-64 

P. S. (Tilmore 

regulate a price for their services at promenade concerts, and 
by the action of that body a larger sum being demanded 
than any manager can well aflFord to 
|>ay, the undersigned regrets that he 
is compelled for the present to aban- 
don his intention of giving promen- 
ade concerts every evening during 
the summer months and to adopt 
the plan of giving entertainments at 
such times only as he can offer such 
irresistible attractions as will give pro- 
mise of sufficient patronage to enable 
him to meet the increased demands of 
musicians and all others whose services he may require. He 
is now endeavoring to effect an arrangement with parties 
whose appearance cannot fail to create a sensation, and 
trusts that he may be enabled to make a more definite an- 
nouncement in a few days. 
P. S. G1L.M0RE. 

This was not the only time in 
the history of the theatre when 
an en<(a<^enient was br()iij»;ht to 
a sudden end by the excessive 
demands of the inusieians. His- 
tory re|)eate(l itself in Deeeni- 
\ic\\ 1SJ)(), wluMi the orchestra 
of the liii|HM-ial OjK^ra Com- 
pany caused the theatre to he 
closed, thus throwinj^ themselves 

Major Pauline Cushnian 


and many others out of employment. On neither occasion 
were they accorded the sympathy of the theatre-going public. 

Having secured the 
services of Major Pauline 
Cushman, a lady who had 
won fame as a spy for 
the Northern army in the 
South, Mr. Gilmore be- 
gan on July 11 another 
engagement, which lasted 
two weeks. In addition to 
the concerts by Gilmore 's 
Band, Major Cushman 
delivered short lectures 
on her war experiences, 
including a court-martial 
and sentence to death, which was happily averted by her 
escape to the Union lines. Dan Simpson and Si Smith, the 
veteran drummer and fifer of the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Company, also appeared, as did Georgie Dean 
Spaulding, the harpist. 

Si Smith and Dan Simpson 


THE SEASON OF 1864-65 

BEGINNING with the season of 1864-65, the real managers 
of the Boston Theatre were Benjamin W. Thayer and 
Orlando Tompkins, although it was not until 1873 that the 
firm name of Thayer and Tompkins was placed at the head 
of the play-bills. Their first acting manager was Henry C. 
Jarrett, who retained the position for two years, being fol- 
lowed by Edwin Booth and John S. Clarke for one year, who 
in their turn were succeeded by Junius Brutus Booth, Jr., 
who remained six years. When Mr. Shewell was engaged, 
the heading of the programme read, "Thayer and Tomp- 
kins, Proprietors. — L. R. Shewell, Manager." It is worthy 
of note that, although the theatre had seen some years of 
disheartening business before the ad- 
vent of Messrs. Thayer and Tomp- 
kins, it has never had a losing season 
from 1864 to the present time. This 
is a record that is very difficult to equal 
anywhere in the world. 

The company for 1864-65 included 
E. L. Davenport and J. W. Wallack 
as stock stars, other members being 
George H. Clarke, Benjamin G. Rog- 
ers, J. M. Dawson, George Karnes, 
Greorge Clair, Shirley France, C. H. 


George H. Clarke 


WilscMi, Rose Eytinge, Rachel Noah, Minnie Monk, Ada 
Monk, Annie L. Brown, Mrs. Marshall, and Harriet Orton. 
The dramatic season began on August 
^^^k 29 with the regular company support- 

A^p^^B ing Messrs. Davenport and Wallack in 

* -O "The Lady of the Lake,'' which was fol- 

^^L lowed by "Hamlet," "The Iron Mask," 

^^^^^^^^^^ "Macbeth," " Amasis, or the Last of the 
^H^^^^P Pharaohs," "Richard IH," "Still Wa- 
^H^^^^r ters Run Deep," "The Forty Thieves," 
^^^^^^ "The King of the Commons," "Oliver 
j^ones E. Murdoch Twist," "St. Marc," "Black-Eyed Su- 
san," and "The Honeymoon." 
Leonard Grover's Grerman Opera Company began a four 
wveks' season on October 10, with Johannsen, Frederici, 
Rotter. Formes, Habelman, Hermanns, 
and Tamaso. 

On Sunday evening, October 23, 
the oratorio of ** Moses in Egypt" 
wav^ prtv^enttnl. 

On the afternoon of October 27 a 
U^iotit was given to Morris Brothers, 
IVIK and Tn>wbridge, whose min- 
stivls had Uhmi burned out of their 
own house. Iluckley\s Serenaders, a 
rival organization, were among the 
tiiHit vohinttvrs for the l)enefit. 

(>u NoveudHT 7 the National Sail- 
oi>i' Fair tiu^k jHxssession of the theatre, the auditorium being 
IKhuxhI over as for a ball. A door was cut through to the 



THE SEASON OF 1864-65 

Melodeon and permission was obtained from the proprietors 
of the Boston Theatre to have theatrical entertainments given 
in that hall during the continua- 
tion of the fair. 

]VIrs. D. P. Bowers appeared for 
three weeks, commencing Novem- 
ber 24, in her repertoire, to which 
she had added "East Lynne'' and 
"The Jewess of Madrid/' 

On December 12, 1864, and for, 
the following three weeks the Wil- 
liam Warren Comedy Company, 
in which were William Warren, 
Charles Barron, Emily Mestayer, 

William Warren 

Rachel Noah as the Xaiad Queen 

Josie Orton, and others, played 
a long list of comedies and 
farces. They also returned 
on May 29, 1865, for another 

James E. Murdoch, the 
tragedian, gave dramatic and 
patriotic readings on six suc- 
cessive Sunday evenings, be- 
ginning December 26, 1864. 

The only engagement of 
Italian opera was one of four 



and a half weeks, which opened on January 2, the principals 
being Carozzi-Zucchi, Kellogg, Morenzi, Lotti, Susini, Massi- 

miliani, Bellini, and Jennie 
VanZandt. "Don Sebastian" 
was the only new opera. 

"Enoch Arden" was pro- 
duced on February 1, with 
J. W. Wallack as Enoch Ar- 
den and E. L. Davenport as 
Philip Ray. 

A spectacular production 
of "The Naiad Queen" w^as 
given on February 7 and 
continued until March 11, 
with William Gomersal as 
Schnapps, Mrs. Gomersal in 
the soubrette role, and Rachel 
Noah as the Queen. 

For the weeks of March 13 
and 20 Laura Keene played "The Workmen of Boston'' and 
"Our American Cousin." It was in the latter play that the 
same star was appearing three weeks later at Ford's Theatre 
in Washington, when President Lincoln was assassinated in 
a private box in the theatre by John Wilkes Booth. 

Edwin Booth commenced here, on March 29, an engage- 
ment which was cut short on April 14 by the assassination of 
Lincoln by the tragedian's brother. On that historical evening 
Mr. Booth was seen in "The Iron Chest" and "Don Caesar de 
Bazan," and without having heard of the sad tragedy had 
retired for the night in his room at the home of Orlando 


Laura Keene 

THE SEASON OF 1864-65 

Tompkins in Franklin Square, 

where he was visiting at the 

time. On the following morn- 
ing his colored valet, an old 

family servant, greeted him 

with, " Have you heard the 

news, Massa Edwin ? Presid- 
ent Lincoln done been shot 

and killed." "Great God!" 

said the horrified tragedian, 

*• who did that ?" "Well, they 

done say Massa John did it," 

replied the negro. And in this 

wise was America's greatest 

actor informed of the tragedy 

which was to cast so deep a 

gloom over his life for years 

to come. Fearing that the 

public might be incensed against Mr. Booth on account of 

his brother's crime, Mr. Tompkins 
immediately had his house draped in 
mourning for the martyred president, 
and that same afternoon he accom- 
panied the actor on the train to New 
York, whither he was hastening to 
comfort his grief-stricken mother, 
who resided in that city. Mr. Jarrett 
ordered the theatre draped in black, 
and issued an address to the public, 
exonerating the actor from any know- 

Henry C. Jarrett 

Rey. George H. Hepworth 


Jennie Van Zandt 

ledge of the conspiracy. This address was supplemented 

by a letter from the Reverend 
George H. Hepworth, who was 
an intimate friend of Edwin 
Booth, and who knew of the 
great respect and admiration the 
tragedian always held for Abra- 
ham Lincoln. 

The theatre remained closed 
until April 20, when IVIr. and 
Mrs. Barney Williams began an 
engagement of two and a half 
weeks in their repertoire of Irish 
and Yankee plays. 

Mrs. D. P. Bowers then played 
three weeks in her usual roles, 
with Charles Barron for her lead- 
ing support. A dramatization of 
Oliver Wendell Holmes's ''Elsie 
Venner" was presented for the 
last week of the engagement, 
which closed on May 27. 

On Saturday evening, May 20, 
1865, Frank D wight Denny, a 
local amateur, gave a praise- 
worthy rendition of the title 
role in "Hamlet," supported by 
the regular company. He ap- 
peared again the following sea- 
son and was confidently expected 


Josephine Orton 

THE SEASON OF 1864-65 

by his friends to win a name on the stage, but his early promise 
was unfulfilled, and he did not long remain upon the boards. 

The William Warren Comedy Company appeared for two 
weeks beginning May 29, presenting comedies and farces, 
with Carrie Augusta Moore, the Concord Skater, doing her 
specialty between the pieces. 

Thursday, June 1, 1865, having been appointed by the 
Governor as a Day of Fasting and Prayer, the occasion was 
celebrated in the theatre by the recitation by Rachel Noah of 
a Monody written by W. T. W. Ball, on the Death of Abraham 
Lincoln. The remainder of the evening's bill consisted of 
"Paul Pry" and "Grimshaw, Bagshaw, and Bradshaw," with 
Miss Moore in her skating act between the plays. 

The week of June 12 was devoted to benefits. 

Gilmore's Band was heard on Sunday evening, June 18, 
and the Highland Cadets of Worcester gave exhibition drills 
on the afternoon and evening of June 21, thus ending the 
season of 1864-65. 


THE SEASON OF 1865-66 

THE season of 1865-66 saw a company that was new in 
many of its members. Frank Mayo was the leading man, 

his colleagues be- 
George Clair, Wil- 
J. Wallace, D. B. 
Parsloe, Frank 
Frye, William 
Collings, H. L. 
Burns, H. Peakes, 
Forsberg, Horace 
son, H. Sanford, 
Shirley France, J. 
Scott,J .H.Browne, 

Frank Mayo 

ing Ben G. Rogers, 
liam Gomersal, J. 
Wylie, Charles T. 
Holland, C. H. 
Scallan,W. H. 
Bascombe, T. H. 
J. Peakes, S. H. 
Frail, C. H. Wil- 
T. C. Howard, 
P. Reynolds, J. R. 
Russell Clarke, 

Charles T. Parsloe 

AV. P. Prescott, 
Machinist for 35 years 


Boston Theatre Company, 1865-66 


Rachel Noah, Mrs. Howard Rogers, Mrs. Gomersal, Mrs. 
E. L. Davenport, Miss Harding, IVIrs. Browne, and Jennie 
Kimball. Fanny Davenport was seen at times during the 
season in minor roles, and Louis Aldrich joined the com- 
pany in March. Charles Koppitz conducted a noteworthy 
orchestra, which numbered among its members Arbuckle, the 

Fanny Davenport 

cornetist, and Wulf Fries, the violoncellist. Frank Holland 
and Jennie Kimball of this company were married during 
the year. 

The season began on August 28 with "The Streets of New 
York" for four weeks, Frank Mayo playing Tom Badger and 
Charles T. Parsloe, Bob the Bootblack. 

On Monday, September 18, four stage-hands were dis- 
charged "for refusing to work under a bloody Englishman/' 
Henry Rough being the machinist at that time. 

Charles Kean and his wife, who was formerly Miss Ellen 


THE SEASON OF 1865-66 

Tree, opened on September 25 in '* Henry VIII" and "The 
Jealous Wife." During their fortnight's stay they were also 
seen in " Macbeth," " Louis XI," 
"The Merchant of Venice," 
"King Lear," and "Hamlet." 

Maggie Mitchell was the next 
star, remaining four weeks and 
playing her usual repertoire. 

On November 6 "Arrah na 
Pogue" was brought out for a 
four weeks' run, Frank Mayo 
essaying the role of Shaun, the 
Post, Frank Hardenberg play- 
ing Major O'Grady, Rachel 
Noah, Arrah Meelish, and R. 
M. Carroll, Biddy O'Neil, with 
a barn-door jig. 

December 4 was the opening Bosisio 

night of the spectacular produc- 
tion of the season, "The Ice Witch," in which Fanny 
Davenport was seen in the title role. The complete cast was 
as follows : 



Magnus Snoro 






Frank Mayo. 
William Gomersal. 
Shirley France. 
Thomas H. Burns. 
James Peakes. 
Harold Forsberg. 
Henry Peakes. 







Lady Ulla 













The Ice Imp 



Dancing Spirits 

W. H. Collings. 

C. H. Wilson. 

S. Clarke. 

J. Scott. 

Jennie Anderson. 

Mrs. Gromersal. 

Mrs. Browne. 

Miss Winslow. 

Miss BjTon. 

Miss Davenport. 

Fanny Davenport. 

Kate Sidney. 

Jennie Kimball. 

Miss Browne. 

Mrs. Lothian. 

Miss Smith. 

Miss Floyd. 

Hernandez Foster. 

T. C. Howard. 

Horace Frail. 

Millie and Clara Fowler. 

During the week of January 8, Frank Dwight Denny was 
seen in "Hamlet," ** Romeo and Juliet," and "Richard III." 

On January 15 an Italian opera season of two weeks was 
l)egun, with Carozzi-Zucchi, Kellogg, Bosisio, Phillips, Irfre, 
Rossi, Mazzolini, Bellini, Barili, Massimiliani, and Antonucci 
in the leading parts. This was followed by one week of Grer- 
man ojx^ra in which were heard Johannsen, Rotter, E. Naddi, 
Hermanns, Ilalx^lmann, Himmer, and Pierre Bernard. 

Beginning February 5, 1866, Caroline Richings sang one 
week in **'rhe Enchantress," supported by Peter Richings 
and the regular company of the theatre. 

THE SEASON OF 1865-66 

From February 12 to March 3, inclusive, the Ravel Family 
were seen in their pantomimes. 

Mr. and Mr. Charles Kean 

Peter Richings and Caroline Richings 

A Grand State Military Ball was given on the evening of 
March 5. 

Kate Bateman opened on March 7, 
1866, in "Leah," in which she had 
the support of John 
C. Cowper and of 
Louis Aldrich, who 
on that occasion 
made his first ap- 
pearance in the Bos- 
ton Theatre, hav- 
ing recently arrived 
John c. Cowper f^m California. 


Louis Aldrich 


Leah'' ran almost three weeks and was followed by one week 

of Miss Bateman's repertoire, 
"Romeo and Juliet," "The 
Lady of Lyons," and "Fa- 


Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kean 
were again seen on April 2, 
and remained until April 10, 
when Mr. Kean was taken ill 
and was compelled to discon- 
tinue playing. The regular 
company continued through 
the remainder of the week, 
presenting legitimate dramas. 

On April 14 H. A. M'Glenen 

H. A. M'Glenen 

had a benefit, at which appeared, 
among other attractions, Lon Mor- 
ris and Eph Horn, negro minstrels 
who were great local favorites, the 
Peakes brothers in duets, and Chas. 
Koppitz and M. Arbuckle in instru- 
mental solos. 

"The Streets of New York" was 
revived April 16 and ran two weeks. 

D. J. Atwood, a tailor well known 
in the city, made his first appearance 
on any stage on the evening of May 


Eph Horn 

THE SEASON OF 1865-66 

1, 1866, in the role of the crook-backed tyrant, Richard III. 

The audience de- 
rived much pleasure 
from his persona- 
tion, but did not be- 
have in the most or- 
derly manner. His 
success was not suf- 
ficiently complete to 
encourage him to 
adopt the stage as 
a profession. 

John E. Owens 
next played a nine 
days' engagement in 
"Solon Shingle," 
*'The Happiest Day 
of My Life," and 

**The Live Indian," closing May 12, being followed by three 

weeks of Maggie Mitchell in her well- 

liked plays. 

On Saturday evening. May 19, 

1866, Joseph Proctor was seen as 

the Jibbenainosay in '*Nick of the 

Woods," an extremely melodramatic 

role, which his talent was able to lift 

to the verge of tragedy, when less 

gifted actors might have seemed 

ridiculous in the part. 

Lucille Western came on June 11 Charles Koppitz 

Joseph Proctor as the 

John E. Owens as Solon 



for three weeks, being seen in " East Lynne," '* The Stranger/* 
"Macbeth/' "Jane Shore," and "Oliver Twist." She was 
supported by E. L. Davenport and J. W. Wallaek, and their 

rendering of the last-named 
play stands in theatrical his- 
tory as one of the most dramat- 
ically horrifying performances 
ever seen on any stage. Miss 
Western was the Nancy Sykes, 
Wallaek the Fagin, and Daven- 
port the Bill Sykes. The mur- 
der scene sent ladies in the 
audience into fainting fits and 
drove strong men from the 
theatre, unable to endure any 
longer the effect of their terri- 
bly natural acting. The season 
closed on June 29 with a per- 
formance of "The Man with 
the Iron Mask," in which J. W. Wallaek was seen in one of 
his greatest roles. 

Lucille Western 

J. B. l^ooth 


THE SEASON OF 1866-67 

IjloR this season Edwin Booth and John S. Clarke wore billed 
as lessees, with J. B. Booth as actinjj and stajije manajjt^r, 
althouf^h Thayer and Tompkins were in reality the powers Ix*- 
hind the throne. Charles Koppitz wasajjain nuisical director, 



Charles 11. Thome, Jr. 

George Heister scenic artist, and W. P. Prescott was the ma- 
chinist, a position which he con- 
tinued to hold until the month 
of June, 1901, when he retired 
from active business. The 
company consisted of Frank 
Mayo, Charles R. Thome, Jr., 
Louis Aldrich, Walter Leman, 
Frank Hardenberg, H. L. Bas- 
combe, George Allen, W. St. 
Maur, W. F. Burroughs, F. 
WoodhuU, S. H. Forsberg, J. P. 
Reynolds, E. M. Leslie, T. Bing- 
ham, R. Arnott, J. Taylor, Agnes 
Perry, Mrs. E. F. Stewart, Rachel 

Noah, Susie Cluer, Annie Winslow, Mrs. E. M. Leslie, Mrs. 

J. H. Browne, Mary Carr, Mrs. Marshall, and Mrs. Robinson. 
The season opened on July 

30, 1866, when the Buislay 

Family began a three weeks' 

stay with a variety perform- 
ance, Henry Agoust the juggler 

being one of the features. 
The stock company opened 

on August 20 and presented 

the following plays during 

the next fortnight: "Money," 

"The Loan of a Lover," "In- 

gomar," "The Romance of a 

Poor Young Man,' 


Agnes Perry 




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Cade," ^^The Marble Heart," ^^St. Tropez," ^^ Faint Heart 
Never Won Fair Lady," "A Life's Revenge," '^Nan, the 
Good-for-Nothing," "The Dead Heart," and '' Trying It 

Edwin Booth returned to the Boston stage on Monday, 
September 3, 1866, making his first appearance after his 
retirement on account of the assassination of President Lin- 
coln, in the tragedy of " Othello," in which he played the title 
role. He was received by a crowded house, who greeted him 
with a spontaneous and long-continued burst of applause 
which affected him almost to the point of breaking down. The 
cast on that occasion was as follows : 

Othello Edwin Booth, 

lago Frank Mayo. 

Cassio Louis Aldrich. 

Brabantio W. M. Leman. 

Roderigo F. WoodhuU. 

Duke of Venice Wm. St. Maur. 

Montano W. F. Burroughs. 

Ludovico H. L. Bascombe. 

Gratiano S. H. Forsberg. 

Carlo Taylor. 

Messenger Arnott. 

Paulo Scott. 

Julio Thos. Bingham. 

Desdemona Mrs. Agnes Perry. 

Emilia Mrs. E. F. Stewart. 

Mr. Booth remained for six weeks, being also seen in "Ham- 
let," " Romeo and Juliet," " The Merchant of Venice," " Rich- 
ard III," "Brutus, or the Fall of Tarquin," "Don Caesar 
de Bazan," "The Fool's Revenge," "Ruy Bias," "Kath- 


THE SEASON OF 1866-67 

John S. Clarke 

arine and Petruchio," and "The Stranger/' *'Hamlef had 

a run of three weeks at this time. 
John S. Clarke, who was a 

brother-in-law of Mr. Booth, hav- 
ing married his sister Asia, and 

who was also his partner as lessee 

of the theatre, followed with a two 

weeks' engagement, in which he 

played "Everybody's Friend," 

"Toodles," "Babes in the Wood," 

and "Nicholas Nickleby." In the 

latter play he was seen as New- 
man Noggs, a part which showed 

his talents to great advantage. 
Adelaide Ristori and her Italian 

company came on October 29, 

1866, for a period of two weeks, 
presenting "Medea," "Mary 
Stuart," " Elizabeth," " Judith," 
"Phaedra," "Macbeth," "Adri- 
enne Lecouvreur," and "Pia di 
Tolomei." Ristori appeared but 
four nights and Saturday mat- 
inee of each week, the regular 
company of the theatre playing 
on Wednesday and Saturday 
evenings in "The Ticket of 
Leave Man," or in "The Oc- 
toroon." A two weeks' season 
of Italian opera followed, with 

Adelaide Ristori 


Minnie Hauck 

Kellogg, Fannie Stockton, Minnie Hauck, Natali Testa, Car- 
men Poch, Ronconi, Mazzolini, An- 
tonucci, Baragli, and Signor Ronconi. 
John Brougham opened for four 
weeks on November 26, in "Flies 
in the Web," *'The Captain of the 
Watch," ''His Last Legs," ''Play- 
ing with Fire," "David Copper- 
field," the burlesque of "Colum- 
bus," "Dombey and Son," "A Bull 
in a China Shop," "The Irish Lion," 
and "The Irish Emigrant." 

J. B. Roberts next appeared for 
a fortnight, beginning December 
24, in "Faust and Marguerite," 
"The Iron Chest," "The Corsican Brothers," and "Rich- 
ard III." Lawrence Barrett followed for a single week 
in "Rosedale," "Hamlet," and "The Lady of Lyons." 

Another two weeks' season of 
Italian opera began on January 
14, 1867, with the same princi- 
pals as before. 

Mrs. D. P. Bowers followed for 
a fortnight in her usual roles, 
supported by J. C. McCullom. 
For novelties she introduced "A 
Wife's Secret" and "Adrienne." 
On February 11 "The Streets 
of New York" was revived by 
Frank Mayo and the regular 


John Brougham 

THE SEASON OF 1866-67 

J. B. Roberts 

company. This play ran for four weeks and was followed by 
three weeks more of the same actors in 
•'Ours/' "The Colleen Bawn," ''Brian 
Boroihme," ''The Idiot Witness," "The 
Thiw Guardsmen," "The Veteran," and 
"Waiting for the Verdict." "Ours" was 
billed as "An Entirely New and Original 
Comic Drama, written by T. W. Robert- 
son and Artemus Ward, Esqs." Its open- 
ing date was Monday, March 11, 1867. 
When Lester Wallack offered the piece 
on Tuesday, March 8, 1870, it was called "The Military and 
Comic Drama, written by T. W. Robertson and Artemus 
Ward, Esqs.," but when Mr. Wallack revived it here on Oc- 
tober 24, 1872, it was billed as "Robertson s (Jrand Military 
and Comic Drama." What connection Artemus Ward had 

with the piece does not ap- 
pear, as present editions of 
the play make no mention 
of his name. 

On Saturday evening, 
March 9, Brignoli and Ade- 
laide Phillips were heard in 
"The Barber of Si^ville," 
and on Saturday evening, 
March 30, J. II. Budworth 
was seen in **Rip Van Win- 

Another week of Italian 
Cmrl Rowi and Parepa Rosa opera followed with Pa re pa, 



Phillips, Brignoli, and Ferranti in the leading roles of "II 
Trovatore," "Norma," "The Barber of Seville," "Lucia," 
and "Don Giovanni." 

Edwin Booth was seen again in tragic roles from April 8 to 
May 18, inclusive. Ristori and her Italian company played 
"Mary Stuart" on Friday, April 25, and "Elizabeth" at 
Saturday matinee, April 26. On Saturday evening. May 18, 
1867, the German tragedian, Bogumil Dawison, played the 
part of Othello in his native language, while Edwin Booth as 
lago and the supporting company of the theatre spoke their 
lines in English. 

"The Naiad Queen" was presented on May 20 for a three 
weeks' run, Mr. and Mrs. William Gomersal, Agnes Perry, 
Mrs. Frank Mayo, and Annie Chester the dancer being 

T. Maguire and Professor Risley's Imperial Japanese 
Troupe opened on June 17 and remained two weeks. 

Fox's Great Combination Troupe came for the week of 
July 1, closing the season. The performers were James* Pil- 
grim, Johnny Pierce, Ellen Coleen, J. M. Mortimer, Denny 
Gallagher, Mile. La Rosa, Johnny Forbes, Frank Wood, 
Mons. Albert Boldy, Julia Price, Alice Siedler, J. C. Stewart, 
James Quinn, and R. M. J. Siner. The afterpiece was 
"Lucretia Boards-Here." 


THE SEASON OF 1867-68 

THE new Selwyn's Theatre, on Washington Street near 
Essex, named for its manager, John H. Selwyn, formerly 
a scenic artist at the Boston Theatre, opened early in the sea- 
son of 1867-68, and Charles Koppitz left to become the mus- 
ical director of that establishment, taking his entire orchestra 
with him. He was succeeded by 
Napier Lothian, who remained in the 
same position from that time until 
May, 1907, this being the longest 
period that any leader of orchestra has 
ever retained a like position in this 
country. Mr. Lothian, whose father 
before him was a musical director, 
was a young New Yorker who went 
across the plains to California to seek ^^^^^ "^ 

his fortune in the golden days of '49, sleeping out of doors 
while on the journey and roughing it generally, as did all the 
gold-seekers of that day. In California he met and married a 
young English girl named Rivers, who had come to this coun- 
try with the Viennese Ballet Troupe. Their union was blessed 
with many children, among them being several sons who have 
won position in the managerial departments of the theatrical 

After a stay of several years on the Pacific slope Mr. Lothian 



returned East with the San Francisco Minstrels. His first Bos- 
ton engagement was in 1 862 with the Morris Brothers' Minstrels 

Rev. Robert Colly er 

Rev. AVarren H. Cudworth 

at their cosy little theatre on Washington Street, nearly opposite 
Milk Street. When the Morris Brothers built the Continental 
Theatre on Washington Street, near Harvard Street, he was 
transferred there and remained at that house until his engage- 

ment at the Bos- 


ton Theatre. 

J. B. Booth 


was first billed 

as manager in 


1867-68. The 

company that 


year included 

Charles R. 


Thome, Jr., 

Louis Aldrich, . 


Walter Leman, 

J. W. Thonian, 1 


h W. F. Bur- 

roughs, H. L. ' 


' Bascombe, D. 

R. Allen, D. J. 


Maguinnis, S. 

H. Forsberg, J. 


H. Browne, J. 

Scott, J. Taylor, 

Rev. E. H. CKapin 

Mrs. J. B. Booth 

THE SEASON OF 1867-68 

(formerly Agnes Perry), Rachel Noah, Louisa Morse, Susie 
Cluer, Mrs. S. Flood, Mrs. J. H. Browne, Mrs. E. M. Leslie, 
Misses A. Byron, Annie Winslow, Julia Gaylord. Very few of 
that number are living. Mrs. J. B. Booth is now Mrs. John B. 
Schoeffel, her husband being the manager of the Treniont 

Rev. E<lwanl Kverett Hale 

Rev. Saniuol ()sj::ood 

Theatre, whose residence is in Brooklinc. Rachel Noah and 
Susie (Mucr both reside in Boston, thou^i^h neither has been 
M*en of hite years U[X)n the boards. Louisa Morse has h)ng 
l>een identified with the part of Aunt TiUla in ''The Ohl 
Ilofnestead," and was seen in that role as recently as the au- 
tumn of 1906, she beinjj the hist one of the company of the 
s^^ason of 1867-68 to be seen in this theatre. Harry liascomlK* 
is in the Edwin Forrest Home in Phihidelphia, where he has 
lKH*n an inmate for more than twenty years, his bein*^ the 
lon^\st stay that any individual has ever made in that institu- 



tion. J. Scott was in private life Mr. S. J. Willis. He did not 
long remain before the public, but engaged in the banking 
business and at last accounts was living in Milton. 

Dan Maguinnis, who made his first appearance with the 
company that season, afterward became the leading comedian 
of the theatre and a great local favorite. He began his stage 
career with the Morris Brothers as a tenor singer. Unfor- 
tunately losing his voice for a time, he became stage carpenter 
and gallery door-keeper until his throat had become fully 
rested, when he returned to the stage as an actor. His rise was 
rapid, as he had talent, humor, and intelligence. As a matter of 
interest his first contract in this theatre is shown here. 

Boston Theatre 

Manager's Office 

Boston, May 7, 1867. 

Memorandum of Agreement between J. B. Booth, Lessee of 
the Boston Theatre, and D. J. Maguinnis: 
Said Maguinnis agrees to play general utility business, also 
singing and dancing when required, and to aid in preparing 
and working the Calcium Lights, etc. The said Booth agrees 
to pay the said Maguinnis Twenty Dollars per week for forty 
weeks more or less, commencing about the 26th of August 
next. When said Maguinnis is playing Demons, or parts where 
the risk of being injured is incurred, he is to have Ten Dollars 
per week more, and when playing in the country. One Dollar 
per day in addition to the regular salary. 

J. B. Booth. 

Dan J. Maguinnis. 

Mr. Maguinnis twice essayed a starring season, but did not 
meet with great success, and returned each time to the Boston 


THE SEASON OF 1867-68 

Theatre, being in the service of its management at the time of 
his death in the spring of 1889. His funeral was attended by 
thousands of persons from all ranks of life, for his friends were 

Charles R. Thome, Jr., remained here for a number of 
years, eventually going to New York, where for many seasons 
he was acknowledged to be the foremost leading actor in 

Louis Aldrich also continued here for several years. He 
later became a star in Bartley Campbell's play of "My 
Partner," which brought to him considerable fame and so 
much money that he was able 
to retire on a competency 
some years before his death, 
which occurred in 1901. 

Mrs. Booth also went to 
New York and held high 
position among the leading 
actresses of the metropolis 
until her retirement from the 
stage some seasons ago. 

Julia Gaylord, whose name 
came at the foot of the list, 
afterward became a singer, 
and going abroad rose rap- 
idly to the position of prima 
donna, singing principal roles 

with great success for some years with the Carl Rosa English 
Opera Company throughout the largest cities of Great Britain. 

The J. Taylor who was then the super captain was John 


Kate Reignolds 


Taylor, and should not be confounded with James W. Taylor, 
who succeeded him in 1871, and who still continues to hold the 

same position in this theatre, 
having been for twenty years 
its janitor as well. Despite 
the similarity of names the 
two Taylors were not related. 
The season opened on Sep- 
tember 2, 1867, with the Irish 
comedian Edmund Falconer 
in "Innisfallen, or the Man 
in the Pit," he being sup- 
ported by Kate Reignolds 
(now Mrs. Erving Winslow) 
and the regular company of 
the theatre. 

On September 16 Mrs. Jean 
Davenport Lander commenced a two weeks' stay in "Eliza- 
beth," presenting "Mary Stuart" on the Friday evening of 
the second week. Her leading man was James H. Taylor, 
who in his turn should not be confounded with W. James 
Taylor, who held a like position with Madame Janauschek. 
On Saturday evenings, September 21 and 28, "Fanchon, 
the Cricket" was presented with Jennie Gourlay as Fanchon, 
W. J. Cogswell as Landry Bar baud, and Greorge Becks as 
Didier Barbaud. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Florence came September 30 for three 
weeks in "Caste," "Handy Andy," "The Yankee House- 
keeper," "The Young Actress," "The Irish Lion,'' "Thrice 
Married," "The Returned Volunteer," "Shandy Maguire,'' 


Caroline Richings 

THE SEASON OF 1867-68 

** Kathleen Mavoumeen," "Born to Good Luck," "Mischiev- 
ous Annie," "Ireland As It Was," "Lord Flanigan," '^The 
Irish Emigrant," and "A Lesson for Husbands." 

llie Hanlons, with what would now be called a vaudeville 
company, occupied the theatre for three weeks from Octo- 
l)er 21, that l^eing also the date of the opening of Seh\yn's 

Adehiide Ristori with her Italian company was seen for one 
week in "Marie Antoinette/' "Mary Stuart," and "Eliza- 
beth," her first performance taking place on November 11. 
She also came for another week in the same season, beginning 
on Monday, May 11, 1868, when "Sister Teresa" was added 
to her re|>ertoire. 

There were four seasons of opera during the year, one in 
Italian, one in English, and two in French. The first pre- 
sented La Grange, Adelaide Phillips, and Brignoli in "II 
Trovatore," "Norma," "The Barl)er of Seville," "Martha," 
"Lucretia Borgia," "Don Gio- 
vanni," " Lucia di I^mmermoor," 
and "Li Favorita," oj)ening on 
Noveml)er 18 and continuing two 
wtH*ks. This was followed on I)e- 
(•(MnlK^r "i bv four weeks of Encr- 
lish ojK'ra by Caroline Hichings, 
Mr. and Mrs. Sc^guin,S. (\ Camp- 
Ik*1I, William Castle, Laura Wal- 
dnm, and Pierre Bernard in 
*' Martha," *' La S<mnambula," /.i.ia Si:uiiJ 

"The Bohemian (Jirl," '\Mari- 

tana/' " Linda di Chamouni," "Crown Diamonds," ''Cinder- 



ella," "The Daughter of the Regiment," "Norma/' "The 
Rose of Castile," "Faust,'' and "Fra Diavolo/' 

On December 30 H. L. Bateman introduced for the first 
time the noted French singer Tostee in " La Grande Duchesse," 
which ran for three weeks ; and on May 18 the French Opera 
Company from New Orleans, with Mile. Lambele as prima 

Tostee as the Grand Duchess 

Aline LambMe 

donna, sang "Orphee aux Enfers," "La Belle Helene,'* and 
"La Grande Duchesse," one week being given to each opera. 
Robert Johnson and Nellie Germon were seen for the week 
of January 20 in "The Heart of a Great City," and on the fol- 
lowing week the regular company presented "The Streets of 
New York." 





Henry Ward Beecher's drama, "Norwood," had a single 

representation on the afternoon of 
January 25, 1868. 

The spectacular feature of the sea- 
son was "The White Fawn," which 
was given a production far beyond 
anything ever before seen in Boston 
and which would be greatly above 
the average of to-day. James Lewis 
and Annie Kemp Bowler were espe- 
cially engaged as principals, while 
an entire ballet troupe was imported 
fo'om Vienna solely for this engage- 
ment. "The White Fawn" opened 
on February 10, 1868, and continued 
for eleven weeks. Although it was 

a noteworthy success at that time, the play has never been 

revived in this city. 

The cast of "The White Fawn" was: 

Henry ^Vard Beecher 

King Dingdong 
Prince I^eander 
Lord Twaddledum 
Count Trinculum 
King Salmon 
Queen Saffronellp 
Princess Graceful 
Princess Aika 

James Lewis. 
Mrs. J. B. Booth. 
George Atkins. 
D. J. Maguinnis. 
John Taylor. 
D. J. Doublesitte. 
Mrs. Louisa Morse. 
Susie Cluer. 
Rachel Noah. 
Mrs. G. C. Boniface. 
Annie Kemp. 
Susie Flood. 


THE SEASON OF 1867-68 

First Page 
Seeond Page 

Dora Goldthwaite. 
Miss Johnson. 
Annie Winslow. 
Miss Ramsdale. 

Ilie name D. J. Doublesitte signified that D. J. Maguinnis 
doubled the part with that of Count Trinculum. When an 
actor played two parts another name than his own was put 
down for the inferior role, and sometimes considerable ingen- 
uity was shown in devising the new names. D. J. Canduit 
was often used, or D. J. Twoparts. C. F. Loon and R. F. 
Runnion were favorite names for 
the programme writers, both be- 
ing taken from ** Macbeth," — 
"ITie devil damn thee black, 
thou cream-faced loon," and 
**Aroynt thee, witch, the rump- 
fed runyon cried." Ordinarily, 
though, an actor's name was 
simply turned end for end, as 
I). J. Maguinnis and M. J. Dan- 
iels. This caused some slight 
misapprehension when James 
I^'wis and Ix>uis James were 
IkiIIi meml)ers of Augustin Da- 
ly's company in New York. 

The weeks of April 27 and May 4 were given up to benefits 
and |M*rformances by the regular company. Madame Ristori 
r<*turned for the week of May 11. The New Orleans French 
<>|K»ra Company, headed by Mile. I.anibeK\ HIKmI the weeks 
of Mav IS. 2.5, and June 1. Promenade comvrls under the 

Kov. K. S. (;aniu'tt 



Rev. Dr. Putnam 

management of Signer Brignoli and P. S. Gilmore were given 
on the evenings of July 1 and 2. The Great Haselmeyer, 

'* Chief Escamoteur and En- 
chantemagian Musicale to the 
King of Prussia, Preceptor of 
Hermann, and Inventor of the 
Famous Goblin Drum," gave 
an " Entertainment Magique 
et Musicale'' the week of July 
13. Mrs. O'Donovan Rossa 
gave readings from the poets 
on the evening of Tuesday, 
July 21, 1868. The Mont- 
gomery Light Guard, "of 
Boston, Massachoo," gave an 
exhibition drill on July 27, as- 
sisted by Gilmore's full band of thirty-six pieces. 

During the winters of 1867, 
1868, and 1869, the Suffolk 
Conference of Unitarian and 
other Christian churches rented 
the theatre for successive Sun- 
day evenings and held religious 
services, at which the follow- 
ing clergymen officiated : George 
H. Hep worth, J. M. Manning, 
George W. Briggs, S. H. Wink- 
ley, E. E. Hale, Robert CoUyer, 
E. S. Gannett, W. H. Cudworth, 
George L. Chainey, Rufus Ellis, 


Rev. James Freeman Clarke 

THE SEASON OF 1867-68 

Rev. Dr. Putnam, James Freeman Clarke, J. A. H. Chapman, 
J. G. Bartholomew, E. H. Chapin, J. F. W. Ware, W. P. Til- 
den, S. K. Ix)throp, W. R. Alger, H. W. Foote, Frederic 
Hinckley* C. (i. Bowen, Henry W. Bellows, Frederic A. Far- 
ley, James \V. Thompson, Dr. Taylor, and Dr. Osgood. 


THE SEASON OF 1868-69 

THE company remained about the same, with the addition 
of James Lewis, H. A. Weaver, J. P. Keefe, Ambrose 
Leonard, Shirley France, and Helen Tracy. Shirley France 
afterward married Rachel Noah, the juvenile lady of the 
company. J. B. Sullivan became the property-man and re- 
mained in the theatre until 1887, when he was succeeded by 
J. F. Sullivan, who continued from that time until June, 
1901. The two Sullivans were not related. The season 
opened with the stock company in "A Flash of Lightning'* 

for two weeks 
beginning Au- 
gust 27. They 
continued to ap- 
pear for the fol- 
lowing fortnight 
in Charles Reade 
and Dion Bou- 
cicault's collab- 
oration, "Foul 
Play," which 
was also played 
at two other the- 
atres in this city 
at the same time, 


as Liddy Larrigan 

THE SEASON OF 1868-69 

while still another theatre presented a burlesque of this drama, 

entitled "Chicken Hazard." 

On September 14, 1868, Lotta made her first appearance 

here in "Little Nell," staying 
three weeks and presenting 
also "The Pet of the Petti- 
coats," ''Family Jars" and 

Edwin Booth came on Oc- 
tober 4 for a month's stay, 
playing his usual roles. On 
November 3, 1868, "Mac- 
beth" was presented, with 
Mr. Booth as Macbeth and 
Madame F^nny Janauschek 
as Lady Macbeth, she speaking 
German, while Mr. Booth and 
the supporting company ren- 
dered their roles in English. 
On November 4 the regular company produced Boucicault's 

drama, "After Dark," an added feature for the second week 

being Leotard, the originator of the 

flying trapeze. Leotard appeared at 

but two performances, it being an- 
nounced the next day that he had 

sprained his ankle at rehearsal. His 

apparatus was packed up and he sailed 

for home, but the supposition was that 

as the flying trapeze was no longer a 

novelty, he did not make the hit that 





he had expected, and showed his disappointment in this man- 
ner. "After Dark" ran two weeks and was followed by 

another week of the regular com- 
pany in " The Lancashire Lass," 

with Mr. Thorne as A Party by 

the Name of Johnson. 

Mrs. Lander, supported by 

James H. Taylor and George 

Becks, was next seen for two 

weeks in "Elizabeth," "Marie 

Antoinette," "Mary Stuart," and 

" Macbeth.' 

On the evening of Saturday, 

November 28, 1868, "Romeo and 

Juliet" was given, with Mrs. Scott- 

Siddons as Juliet and Mrs. F. B. 

Conway as Romeo. Mrs. Scott- 

Siddons was a beautiful woman and a talented reader, but 

never gained universal apprecia- 
tion as an actress. 

Edwin Forrest, supported by 
George H. Clarke and the stock 
company, began a three weeks' 
engagement on December 7. This 
proved to be Mr. Forrest's last 
appearance at the Boston Theatre, 
his final role being Jack Cade, on 
the evening of December 25, 1868. 
James Lewis had a benefit on 
Saturday evening, December 19, 

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Borgia, M. D. 

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when Asa Cushman was seen as Ginger Blue in "The Vir- 
ginia Mummy." 

On Saturday evening, December 26, 1868, Lizzie Inez 
St. John was seen as JuHet, with Edwin 
Jt^SSS^ Adams as Romeo and Frank Mayo as 

M^T _j| Mercutio. 

m^ ^FT James H. Hackett opened on Decem- 

V^^flX ber 28 for one week, in "The Merry 

^^^1^^ Wives of Windsor," " Henry IV," " Rip 

^Hr^l«^^^^ Van Winkle," "His Last Legs," and 

^^^ ^^ "Monsieur Mallet." 

^^1 Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Davenport were 

James Fisk, Jr. seen on January 2, 1869, in " The Scalp 

Hunters" and "The Pilot." 
An Italian opera company followed for four weeks, the 
principals being La Grange, Agatha States, 
Isabel McCulloch, Natali Testa, Brignoli, 
Habelmann, Hermanns, Formes, Boetti, 
and Rotter. In addition to the familiar 
operas, they were heard in "Robert le Di- 
able," "Crispino e la Comare," "Sicilian 
Vespers," "Belisario," "The Star of the 
North," and "KAfricaine." 

Commencing February 1, 1869, Kate 
Reignolds and Elise Holt played one week, 
the former in drama and comedy and the 
latter in burlesque. Miss Reignolds played 
in "Peg Woffington," "The Shadow of a 
Crime," "Two Can Play at That Game," 
and "Richelieu at Sixteen." Miss Holt imm 


THE SEASON OF 1868-69 



brought with her Minnie Jackson, Emily Pitt, Mary Pitt, 

Georgie Langley, Harry Wall, and 

W. H. Lee. Mr. Lee afterward be- 
came a police commissioner of the 

city of Boston. He played Cedric 

the Saxon in *'Ivanhoe" and Ru- 

stighello in *' Lucretia Borgia, M. D." 
James Fisk, Jr.'s, French Opera 

Bouffe Company opened on Febru- 
ary 3, presenting "Barbe Bleue" all 

of that week and "La Perichole" all 

of the next. The artists were Mile. 

Irma, Aujac, Marie Tholer, Lavas- 

sor, Francis, Benedick, M. and Mme. 

Hamilton, Dardignac, and Edgard. 

For a third week the company was 

reinforced by Mile. Tostee, Mile. Duclos, Le- 
due, Lagriffoul, Duchesne, Deere, and Gui- 
don. "La Grande Duchesse," "Orphee aux 
Enfers," "Lischen & Fritzchen," "Le Chan- 
son de Fortunio," and "Mons. Choufleuri" 
were additional operas for the third week. 
They were followed on March 1 by the Rich- 
ings Grand English Opera Company, whose 
membership included Caroline Richings Ber- 
nard, Pierre Bernard, Mr. and Mrs. Seguin, 
William Castle, S. C. Campbell, J. A. Arnold, 
Chas. Drew, the Peakes Brothers, Edith Abell, 
Anna Mischka, and Mrs. Gonzales. For 

Fuller, the Skater novelties they introduced Julius Eichberg's 



** Doctor of Alcantara," "A Night in Granada," "The Rose 
of Castile," " Masaniello," and "Crown Diamonds," in ad- 
dition to their former repertoire. 

On Saturday evening, March 13, Lizzie Inez St. John was 
seen in "Leah," supported by the regular company. 

Lotta returned on March 22 for a three weeks' stay in 
"Little Nell and the Marchioness," "Firefly," and "Uncle 
Tom's Cabin," being seen as Topsy in the latter piece. On 
Friday, April 9, 1869, she played "The Female Detective" 
and "An Object of Interest." As the detective she assumed 
the roles of Florence Langton, Grizzle Guttridge, Mrs. 
Gamage, Harry Rackett, Barney O'Brien, and Gaunse-a-sha- 
nee-joseph-e-nee-cilte-lager-lodovica (an original Dutch char- 
acter written for her by Robert McWade, in which she sings 
a Tyrolean song). 

Mrs. D. P. Bowers 

McCollum and the 
opened on Wed 
in " Lady Aud- 
which was fol- 
What Can't 
"Romeo and Ju- 
querade," "Lucre- 
King's Rival," and 
24, Mrs. Bowers 

Mrs. D. P. Bowers and 
Mrs. F. B. Conway 

supported by J. C. 
V stock company, 
nesday, April 14, 
ley's Secret," 
lowed by 
"Snare, or 
Money D o," 
let," "Love's Mas- 
tia Borgia," '' The 
"Leah." On April 
played Juliet to the 

Romeo of her sister, Mrs. F. B. Conway, and the Mercutio of 
J. C. McCollum. John M. Ward had a benefit on Saturday 
evening, April 17, when the New England comedian, Yankee 
Glunn, appeared in "Rosina Meadows." 


THE SEASON OF 1868-69 

Fuller, the Wonderful Skater, who had just returned from 
Europe, was seen at Mrs. Bowers's benefit on April 30. 

On May 3, 1869, Joseph JeflFerson made his first appearance 
here in "Rip Van Winkle," the cast being as follows: 

Rip Van Winkle 
Derrick Von Beekman 

Nicholas Vedder 


Little Hendrick 

Little Meenie 


Gretchen Van Winkle 

Rip Van Winkle 
Hendrick Hudson 

Rip Van Winkle 

Derrick Von Beekman 



Hendrick Vedder 



Meenie Van Winkle 


Joseph JeflFerson. 

C. Leslie Allen. 

S. H. Forsberg. 

S. J. Willis. 


Master Johnny Browne. 

La Petite Maime. 


Mrs. J. B. Booth. 


Joseph JeflFerson. 




Joseph JeflFerson. 

C. Leslie Allen. 
S. H. Forsberg. 

D. J. Maguinnis. 
Shirley France. 

Messrs. Rooney and Taylor. 
Mrs. J. B. Booth. 
Miss Rachel Noah. 
Mrs. J. H. Browne. 

"Rip Van Winkle" ran four weeks with great artistic and 
financial success. 

On Saturday evening, May 15, 1869, a farewell testimonial 



Jefferson as Rip Van Winkle 

benefit, tendered to Harry Blood- 
good by a committee of gentle- 
men of Boston, introduced Mr. 
Bloodgood in his specialties, in 
one of which he was assisted by 
his pupil, Master Tommy. Eph 
Horn made a stump speech, the 
Lascelle Brothers offered a gym- 
nastic act, and the stock company 
were seen in *'The Irish Emi- 
grant," with C. Leslie Allen as 
Tom Bobolink. 

On Saturday evening. May 
22, Max Strakosch presented 

Clara Louise Kellogg, Bo- 
etti, Rena, Susini, and Xime- 
nes in "Don Pasquale," for 
one night only. 

Ellsler and Denier's 
"Humpty Dumpty" began 
on May 31 a three weeks' 
engagement, Tony Denier 
being the Clown, George A. 
Beane the Pantaloon, Harry 
Leslie the Harlequin, and 
Mile. Auriol the Columbine. 
Alfred Moe, Champion 
Skater, was an added attrac- 

Hughey Dougherty 


THE SEASON OF 1868-69 

Dougherty, Wild, Barney and Mac's Minstrels gave one 
|>erforniance on Saturday, July 31, the principals being 
Hughey Dougherty, Johnny Wild, Master Barney, Little 
Mac, (j. Swaine Buckley, W. Henry Rice, J. H. Baker, R. 
Tyrn*ll, Ainsley Scott, Andy Garland, and Fred Emerson. 


THE SEASON OF 1869-70 

FOR the season of 1869-70 Frank Roche was the leading 
man of the company, Charles R. Thorne, Jr., having 
gone to Selwyn's Theatre, where so many went and so few 
remained. Other additions to the Boston Theatre Company 
were H. S. Murdoch, C. Leslie Allen, father of the present- 
day star Viola Allen; F. Rooney, af- 
terward the leading man known as 
Frank Roberts; N. D. Jones, Horace 
Frail, L. R. Stock well, who later 
became a favorite low comedian in 
California; W. H. Collings, Dora 
Goldthwaite and Eliza Long. The 
season opened on August 16 with 
the spectacular pantomime " The 
Seven Dwarfs," presented by R. W. 
Butler's com])any and the Morlacchi 
ballet troupe. This ran for five weeks 
and was succeeded on September 20 
by Mr. and Mrs. Barney Williams, 
who remained one month, playing 
"The Fairy Circle," ''The Emerald 
Ring," and "All Hallow Eve," using 
for afterpieces ''The Custom of the Country," "Ireland As It 
Was," "Yankee Courtship," and "The Irish Tiger." The 
stock company were then seen for a week and a half in 


George L. Fox 



C. K. Fox 

^Formosa," a drama by Dion Boucieault which caused con- 
siderable comment on account of the 
boldness of its theme, but which failed 
to draw. 

George L. Fox, in the pantomime 
of "Hickory Dickory Dock," opened 
on October 27 for one week, C. K. 
Fox being the Pantaloon. An added 
attraction was the Kiralfys, Imre, 
Bolossy, and Haniola, in their Hun- 
garian dancing. 

Anna Dickinson lectured on 
"Whited Sepulchres" on Sunday, October 31. 

Edwin Booth began on November 4 an engagement of only 
one and a half weeks, in his customary tragic repertoire. 

On November 15 Maggie 
Mitchell commenced a four 
weeks' season, during which 
she was seen in "The Pearl 
of Savoy," "Little Barefoot," 
"Lorle," "Margot," "Katty 
O'Sheal," and "Fanchon." 
As she did not appear on Sat- 
urday evenings the perform- 
ances on those occasions were 
given by the stock company, 
the plays being "Moll Pitch- 
er," Mrs. H. P. Grattan in the 
title role; "The Octoroon," 

and "The Long Strike." Anna Dickinson 


THE SEASON OF 1869-70 

For J. B. Booth's benefit on November 20, Edwin Booth 
was seen in ''Richard III." 

Mrs. Seott-Siddons played the 
week of December 13, in "As 
You Like It," "The Honey- 
moon," "King Rene's Daugh- 
ter," *' Twelfth Night," and 
"Masks and Faces." 

Lucille Western and James A. 
Heme followed for three weeks 
in **East Lynne," "The Child 
Stealer," "Green Bushes," and 
"Oliver Twist," McKee Rankin 
assuming the role of Fagin the 
Jew, in the last-named play. 

The Parepa Rosa Grand Eng- 
lish Opera Company began a 

three weeks' season on January 10, 1870, the chief singers 
being Parepa Rosa, Rose Hersee, the Seguins, Castle, Camp- 
Mi, and Gus Hall. Their re|)ertoire was as usual, with the 
addition of *'The Puritan's Daughter," '*11ie Black Dom- 
ino," and ''l^'he Marriajjc of •* 
Figaro." On account of the 
death of Parepa Rosa's mo- 
ther, the prima donna was 
out of the cast from Jaiuiary 
7 12 to the 17th. It was at this 
time that Harry Jackson, then 
Parepa Rosa's stage-manager, 
nuide a speech to the audi- 

Mrs. Scott-Siddons 

Ilolli.- Bi.l- 


ence telling of her loss and concluding with, " Accidents will 

happen in the best-regulated 

Mrs- Emma Waller appeared 
as Meg Merrilies in " Guy Man- 
nering*' the week of January 

On February' 5 a testimonial 
was given to Charles R. Thome, 
Jr., who had seceded from Sel- 
wyn's Theatre and was about 
to depart for California- Mr- 
Thome appeared as Salem 
Scudder in '*The Octoroon" in 
the afternoon and as D'Artag* 
nan in '*The Three Guards- 

F. B. Chanfrati as Saw 

men'' in the evening. 
On February 7 F. S. 
Chanfrau appeared as Sam 
in the play of that name, 
on February 1 1 he assumed 
the title role in the comedy 
of "Joe," and on Febru- 
ary 14, 1870, he first pre- 
sented " Kit, the Arkansas 
Traveller/' a play which 
was long identified with 

Charles Fechter 


THE SEASON OF 1869-70 

Boston Theatre, though it did not make a great stir at 
start. In conjunction with the play of " Joe," Mr. Chan- 
t at that time appeared in "The Widow's Victim,'' essay- 
the role of Jere Clip and giving imitations of famous 

harles Fechter, supported by Carlotta Leclercq, made his 
appearance in Boston on February 21, 1870, in the role 

of Hamlet. He remained 
two weeks, presenting also 
"Ruy Bias'' and "The 
Lady of Lyons." 

On the afternoon of Feb- 
ruary 22 the stock comf)any, 
reinforced by F. C. Bangs 
and Melinda Jones, were 
seen in *' Uncle Tom's 
Cabin." The same evening 
they played "Jessie Brown" 
and "The Long Strike." 

lister Wallack next ap- 
peared for one week in '* The 
Captain of the Watch," 
" Woodcock's Little (lame," 
urs" (in which he had the assistance of Gilmore's Band), 
Dme/' "Ernestine," and ''A Regular Fix." 
>n March 14 an Italian oj)era company came for two 
ks, the principals being Clara Louise Kellogg, Amalia 
kson, Adelaide Phillips, Marie Sand, Ix)tti, Reina, Su- 
, Caletti, Reichardt, and Ronconi. They were heard in 
Trovatore," *' Faust," ^41 Poliuto," '' William Tell," 


Carlotta I^eclercq 



** Masaniello," "Linda di Chamouni/' and "Robert le Di- 

On March 28 Charles Fechter returned for three weeks, 

being supported by Carlotta Leclercq, F. C. Bangs, and Me- 

linda Jones. The plays on this occasion 

4 were "The Duke's Motto," "The Lady 

of Lyons," "Hamlet," "Ruy Bias," and 
"Don Caesar de Bazan." On the even- 
ing of April 16 Mr. Fechter played in 
the French language, being supported by 
a French company from New York, in 
"I^s Jurons de Cadillac," "On De- 
mande un Gouverneur," and "Les Deux 

At Harry Bloodgood's benefit on Sat- 
urday evening, April 2, Mr. Bloodgood 
sang "Darling Mignonette" and "Sammy 
Baxter." Walter Brown, the Champion 
Oarsman, appeared, as did also Master 
Duderberg Casey, Masters Tommy and 
Willie Daly, Eva Brent, and others. 

Joseph Jefferson was seen as Rip Van Winkle for three 
weeks, beginning April 11. On the afternoon of Thursday, 
April 21, Charles Fechter played Don Caesar de Bazan, and 
on the evening of Saturday, April 23, he was seen in "The 
Lady of Lyons" for Carlotta Leclercq's benefit. 

John M. Ward had a benefit on Saturday evening, May 7, 
at which Dollie Bidwell played in " The Flowers of the For- 
est," R. S. Meldrum recited ''The Maniac's Tear," and 
William Scallan was seen in "Handy Andy." 


William Castle 

THE SEASON OF 1869-70 

Lotta began on May 9 a three weeks' stay in "Firefly," 
•*The Little Detective," and "Heartsease/' 

Napier Lothian had a benefit on the afternoon of May 18, 
1870, when, among other attractions, Stuart Robson and 
Lotta played **Nan, the Good-for-Nothing." Anna Mehlig 
and S. C. Campbell were billed to appear, but Campbell was ill 
and Miss Mehlig did not come 
from New York. Fortunately 
Madame Parepa Rosa w^as in 
a private box and kindly vol- 
unteered to sing two songs. 

Kate Reignolds, supported 
by Neil Warner and the stock 
company, played the week of 
May SO in "Armadale," "Ca- 
mille," "Ingomar," "Kathleen 
Mavourneen," and "The An- 
gel of Midnight." 

Kittie Blanchard had a be- 
nefit on Wednesdav afternoon, 
June 1, at which Stuart Rol)- 
son, Charles 11. VandenhotT, 
Neil Warner, and others appeared. 

Minnie Wells, with 'Mier Zoological Collection of African 
Lions and Pumas, the Elephant 'Timour,' and two Desert 
Camels," ojKMied June 6 in ''The Lion of Xubia, or the 
Hunters of the Nile." Business was disastrous and the coni- 
|>any disbanded, leaving the animals in the theatre, where they 
remaine^l for many days, unwelcome and malodorous guests. 
Thus ended the season of 1869-70. 

Lotta as Firetlv 


THE SEASON OF 1870-71 

THE company for 1870-71 included Neil Warner, H. S. 
Murdoch, Louis Aldrich, C. Leslie Allen, D. J. Ma- 

guinnis, Shirley France, J. F. Hagan, Stuart Clarke, J. D. 

Russell, A. Leonard, G. F. Kenway, L. R. Stockwell, T. C. 
Howard, Mrs. Booth, Rachel Noah, Mrs. Chas. 
Poole, Georgie Reignolds, Mrs. C. L. Allen, 
Dora Goldthwaite, Marie Uart, Laura Alexan- 
der, and Belle Dudley. 

The season opened on September 12 with a 
three weeks' engagement of the Lydia Thomp- 
son Troupe in the 
burlesques of 
"Sinbad the Sail- 
or," "Lurline," 
"Ixion,'' and 
The leading art- 
ists were Lydia 
Thompson, Fannie 
Prestige, Pauline 

Markham, Ada Harland, Alice 

Atherton, John L. Hall, W. B. 

Cahill, John Morris, and Willie 

Edouin. Mr. and Mrs. Barney Williams then came for three 

weeks, "The Connie Soogah" being an added feature of 


Lydia Thompson 

Pauline Markham 





^ '"•''fei^.'M; 


Stuart Robson 

Neil Warner 

their repertoire. Lotta followed on October 24 for three 
weeks of ''Little Nell/' "The Ticket of Leave Man/' "The 
Little Detective/' "Heart's Ease/' "Captain Charlotte/' and 
"Andy Blake." H. S. Murdoch was the Dick Swiveller in 
"Little Nell" and H. A. Weaver the Quilp. In "The Ticket 
of Leave Man" Lotta played Sam Willoughby and Neil 
Warner Bab Brierly. A play by Hart Jackson, called "Pe- 
pina/' was announced for November 7, but for some reason 

was never presented. 

General Judson F. Kilpatrick lec- 
tured on Sunday evenings, Novem- 
ber 13 and 20, on "Scenes of the Re- 
bellion" and "Sherman's March to 
the Sea/' 

Mrs. D. P. Bowers opened on Nd- 
vember 14 in Wilkie Collins's **Man 
and Wife" and continued for two 
weeks, presenting also "Lady Aud- 
ley's Secret," "The Honeymoon/* 
"The Rose of Mayence/' and "East 

Petroleum V. Nasby (I). R. 

THE SEASON OF 1870-71 

General Judson F. Kilpatrick 

Lynne." The " Man and Wife ' ' which was played here in 1 854 

was a different piece, written by 

Arnold, and having for sub- title 

"More Secrets than One." 
On Sunday, November 27, 

George William Curtis lectured 

on Charles Dickens. 
On Monday, November 28, 

Stuart Robson appeared in " Bar- 

naby Rudge," playing Sim Tap- 

pertit, while his sister, Mary 

Stuart, was seen as Miss Miggs, 

Mrs. J. B. Booth assuming the 

title role. "Barnaby Rudge*' 

not proving to be a drawing card, Mr. Robson was seen the 

following week in "Billiards," "Everybody's Friend," " Too- 

dles," "Paul Pry," ^*The Spit- 
fire," "Gale Breezely," "Rob- 
ert Macaire," and "Camille, 
or the Cracked Heart." For 
tlie last three performances of 
this week ''Torn and Jerry" 
was added to the hill, with 
tlie noted Eno:lish pufjilist Jem 
Mace, assisted l)y his cousin. 
Pooler Mace, in the hoxinj^scene. 
I). R. Locke (** Petroleum V. 
Nashy") lectured on Snnday 
eveninfj, December 11, 1S70. 
<;eorpo William Curtis On December \i lless's Eng- 



lish Opera came for two weeks, presenting Caroline Richings 
Bernard, Rose Hersee, Mr. and Mrs. Henri Drayton, Brook- 
house Bowler, Mr. and Mrs. Seguin, J. H. Chatterson, Castle, 
and Campbell, in "Martha," "Fra Diavolo," "Oberon," 
"Dinorah," "II Trovatore," "The Bo- 
hemian Girl,'' "The Marriage of Figaro," 
-RipVan Winkle," and "TheHuguenots." 
Walter Montgomery made his appear- 
ance as a reader on Sunday, December 
18, 1870, and was first seen here as an 
actor on December 26, 1870, in "An- 
tony and Cleopatra," which ran for the 
Walter Montgomery entire week. During the following fort- 
night he was seen in "King John,' 
"Louis XI," "Othello," "Hamlet," "Macbeth," "The Mer- 
chant of Venice," "The Stranger," "The Honeymoon," "Ro- 
meo and Juliet," "Richard III," "Not a Bad Judge," and 
"The Iron Chest." On Saturday evening, January 14, 1871, 
Mr. Montgomery was called into the green-room and pre- 
sented with a silver goblet, having the following inscription : 
"To Walter Montgomery, from his Brother Actors of the 
Boston Theatre as a slight recognition of his eminent ability as 
an actor and of his real worth and good-fellowship as a man." 
The New German Opera opened on January 16 for two 
weeks and a half, its membership including Louise Lichtmay, 
Bertha Roemer, Clara Perl, Mile. A. Rosetti, Mile. Haffner, 
Habelmann, Carl Formes, Wilhelm Formes, Vierling, Franosch, 
Bernard, and Himmer. The operas were "Fidelio," "He 
Merry Wives of Windsor," " Faust," " Tannhauser," " Don Gio- 
vanni," "Martha," "Der FreischUtz," "The Jewess," "The 


THE SEASON OF 1870-71 

Magic Flute," "Stradella," "The Marriage of Figaro," and 
"La Dame Blanche." 

On Sunday evenings, January 
22, 29, and February 5, Pro- 
fessor Adolphus Rohde lectured 
on "The World Before the Del- 
uge," with a series of seventy 
pictorial illustrations, each twen- 
ty feet in diameter. The public 
failed to respond in paying num- 

The half- week left vacant by 

the opera was filled by the stock Edith O'Gorman, the Escaped Nun 

company, with Neil Warner and 

Stuart Robson featured, in "Rob 
Roy," "Cramond Brig," "The Lady 
of Lyons," "The Long Strike," 
"Richard III," "Handy Andy," 
and "Paddy Miles's Boy." 

Frank Mayo came on February 6 
for two weeks in "The Streets of 
New York." 

Walter Montgomery had a benefit 
on Monday evening, February 13, 
when thebill was"NotaBad Judge" 
and "The Lady of Lyons," Mrs. 
Booth playing Pauline in the latter 
The spectacular offering for the 
Charles Fechter as Hamlet season was James Fisk, Jr.'s, mag- 



nificent production of "The Twelve Temptations," which 
opened on February 20 and ran four weeks. The principal 

female role was assumed by Nully 
Pieris and the ballet under the direc- 
tion of David Costa included Miles. 
Lupo, Albertina and Roze, and 
\ Mons. Ajax. 

^ Edith O'Gorman, the escaped nun, 
lectured on Sunday evenings, March 
19 and April 2, on "The Secrets of 
the Confessional" and "Life in a 

Charles Fechter and Carlotta Le- 
clercq next appeared for three weeks, 
opening on 
March 20, 
their plays be- 
ing "The Lady 
of Lyons," "Ruy Bias," "Don C^sar," 
"No Thoroughfare," and "Hamlet." 

On the evening of April 5, 1871, and 
the afternoon of April 6 Marie Seebach 
and her German company were seen 
in "Faust" and "Mary Stuart." 

A fair for the French sufferers by 
the Franco-Prussian war filled the two 
weeks after the Fechter engagement. 

On April 24 William Creswick, 
James Bennett, Walter Montgomery,' 
and Charles Kemble Mason, supported 


Sheridan and Mack 

Jem Mace 

THE SEASON OF 1870-71 

by the stock company, began a week's engagement in 
"Othello/' "Julius Ccesar," "Romeo and Juliet," and 


Joseph Jeflferson began 


Greorge E. (Yankee) Locke 

May 1 his annual engagement 
in "Rip Van Winkle," continu- 
ing three weeks. 

Yankee Locke was seen in 
"Captain Kydd" and "Wife for 
a Day" on May 13, for John 
M. Ward's benefit. 

Count Joannes was seen as 
Richard III on Saturday even- 
ing. May 20. 

James Fisk, Jr.'s, French opera company, with Lea Silly, 
Elise Persini, Marie Aimee, and Messieurs Gausins and 

Girrebeuk, sang for a fort- 
night beginning May 22, in 
"Les Brigands," "La P^ri- 
chole," "Barbe Bleue," "La 
Grande Duchesse," and "Le 
Petit Faust." 

Johnny Thompson in his 
protean drama, "On Hand," 
appeared for the two weeks 
commencing June 5, the star 
assuming the roles of Jack 
Norton, Molly McGormly, 
Jacob Hansmiiller, Bill the 
Old Spear Buster, Shang Hi, Moses Levi 



Cohen, Josephus Orangeblossom, Fat Charley, Ann EHza 
Jane, Dennis McNulty, Antoine Garibaldi, and Mr. Schowen- 
hoven. He introduced four dances and played on eleven in- 
struments, besides singing four songs. 

On Sunday, June 18, the New York Ninth Regiment, under 
the command of Colonel "Jim'' Fisk, Jr., attended divine 
services in this theatre. 

Butler and Gilmore's Theatre Comique Company from 
New York City opened on June 19 and continued four weeks, 
giving a clever variety performance. The company included 
Hughey Dougherty, Ashcroft and Morton, Charles Howard, 
George C. Davenport, J. C. Stewart, George H. Coes, James 
F. Wambold, James Kelly, John W. Myers, Lew Rattler, 
Jennie Engle, Leopold and Geraldine, Mile. Venturoli, Mile. 
Bertha, Lisle Riddell, Madeline Hardy, the Schrotter Sisters, 
the Clinetop Sisters, Mile. Alexandria, Ida Greenfield, Henri- 
etta Scott, Viro Farrand, Carrie Haines, Hattie Engle, Lizzie 
Dark, Ida Rivers, Emma Rose, Dave Braham, Hilton the 
ventriloquist, and Sheridan and Mack. 

George G. Spear ("Old Spear") had a benefit on July 26, 
with the following volunteers: E. L. Davenport, Joseph 
Proctor, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Booth, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Con- 
way, John Gilbert, George Clair, Frank Roche, J. J. Sullivan, 
W. Scallan, Ferd Hight, J. W. Carroll, Jennie Carroll, H. S. 
Murdoch, Mrs. J. R. Vincent, Laura Phillips, Harrington the 
ventriloquist, Johnny Queen, and J. D. Kelly. The receipts 
were $1670.30. 


THE SEASON OF 1871-72 

FOR the season of 1871-72 the programme read as follows : 
Thayer and Tompkins, Proprietors. J. B. Booth, Lessee 
and Manager. The Company : Louis Aldrieh, C. Leslie Allen, 
D. J. Maguinnis, W. H. Pope, A. Leonard, W. H. Norton, 
Shirley France, J. J. Sullivan, 
J. H. Connor, J. W. Hague, 
G. W. Wilson, F. Rooney, J. 
D. Russell, L. R. Stoekwell, 
J. F. L'Estrange, Mrs. J. B. 
Booth, Mrs. Charles Poole, Ra- 
chel Noah, May Davis, Dora 
Goldthwaite, Marie Uart, Annie 
Winslow, Emma Smiley, Misses 
Morse, Oakley, and Carter. 
George Tirrell, Scenic Artist; 
W. P. Prescott, Machinist; J. 
B. Sullivan, Propertyman ; Geo. 

Wilkinson, Gas Engineer; Charlotte Gilbert, Costumer; W. 
H. Daly, Prompter; N. Lothian, Leader of Orchestra; John 
M. Ward, Treasurer; H. A. M'Glenen, Business Agent. 

George W. Wilson remained here four seasons, going in 
1876 to the Boston Museum, where he remained several years, 
ranking as one of the best character comedians in the country. 

John W. Hague also became very well known as a character 


Grand Duke Alexis 


Charles Fisher 

ton, Russell, and Clarke 
ganized a troupe of grotesque danc- 
ers, known as the Girards, who 
met with great success in America, 
Europe, and Australia. He died of 
consumption in Boston in 1876, at 
the very time that the Girards with- 
out him were making a furore in 

Another man of like name who was 
in the company for several years was 
J. Stuart Clarke, who has since left 
the profession and become identified 

actor, his best-known work being 
with Louis Aldrich in "My Part- 
ner." Emma Smiley afterward be- 
came the wife of D. J. Maguinnis. 
They had but one child, a boy, and 
parents and son have now been 
dead for some years. 

J. J. Sullivan married Katie 
Putnam a few years later and 
became her manager. 

W. C. Pope was afterward billed 
sometimes as W. Pope Cooke, and 
oftener as R. Pope Cooke. 

J. D. Russell, whose real name 
was J. R. Clark, played here 
in small parts for several years 
under the names of Amott, Dut- 
He later or- 

William Creswick 

THE SEASON OF 1871-72 

W. H. Delehanty 

with the oil business, where he is known as an expert in oils 
and oil machinery. 

H. A. M'Glenen, the business agent, had previously been 
connected with the theatre, but had gone 
with the exodus to Selwyn's. From this 
time, however, until his death, on March 
24, 1894, he remained at the Boston. 
During his later years he was probably 

the best-known 

theatrical man 

in Boston and 

numbered his 

friends by 

thousands, as 

was attested 

by the size of his annual benefits. 

The attendance at his funeral was 

only rivaled in numbers by that at 

the last rites 

of William 
Warren and Dan Maguinnis. 

The season began with a series of 
dramas of the cheaper sort, such as 
would be seen in the minor theatres 
nowadays. G. Swaine Buckley, for- 
merly at the head of Buckley's Sere- 
naders, opened on Tuesday, August 
1, in "On the Track," appearing 
during the course of the play in sev- 
eral different characters, and intro- Thomas Hengier 


Victor Capoul 


ducing his unique specialty, " Music on the Brain," in which 

he played on numerous musical in- 
struments at the same time. He 
remained a fortnight, and was fol- 
lowed on August 14 by Joseph 
Proctor in "Nick of the Woods," 
"Ambition," and "O'Neill," for 
one week. 

Little Nell, the California Dia- 
mond, was 
seen the week 
of August 21 
in "Katy 
Did," a play 
of the school 
made popular 
by Lotta, in which she introduced her 

banjo -playing. 
She afterward 

retired from the stage for several 
years and went abroad for an edu- 
cation, returning to America in 
1885, when under her own name 
of Helene Dauvray she made a dis- 
tinct success in Bronson Howard's 
play, "One of Our Girls." 

D. L. Morris, the broken-German 
comedian, in his play, "Dollars," 
was seen for five nights beginning 
August 28. 


Little Nell, the California Dia- 
mond, Helfene Dauvray 

Charles \Mieatleigh 

John H. Selwyn 

THE SEASON OF 1871-72 

President Grant 

Joseph Murphy in the protean drama, "Help," opened on 
Saturday evening, September 2, and played throughout the 
ensuing week. Mr. Murphy had 
previously been one of the pro- 
prietors of Cotton and Murphy's 
Minstrels, and in this play he 
made a feature of the bone solo 
which he played while imper- 
sonating a negro character. 

the Maid 
of the 
C herry 
Tree Inn,'' 
a drama 

which Dion Boucicault had contracted 
to write for Lotta but had been un- 
able to finish on time and had there- 
fore returned 
the money 
advanced by 
her, to continue the work at his 
leisure, was produced on Septem- 
ber 11 for two weeks with mem- 
bers of Wallack's Theatre Com- 
pany in the cast, including Effie 
Germon, Charles Wheatleigh, and 
Charles Fisher. 

Lydia Thompson followed on 
September 25 for two weeks, pre- 


Christine Nilsson 

Efiie Germon 


senting "Lurline," "Bluebeard," "The Princess of Trebi- 
zonde," and "Sinbad." Harry Beckett, Willie Edouin, John 
Bryer, Hetty Tracy, Carlotta Zerbini, Eliza and Jennie 
Weathersby, Camille Dubois, Tilly Earl, and other favorites 
were in the company. 

The Strakosch Grand Italian Opera Company began a two 
weeks' season on October 9, with Christine Nilsson, Annie 
Louise Cary, Leon Duval, Victor Capoul, Jamet, Brignoli, 
Ronconi, and Barre as principals. There were no novelties 
in their repertoire. 

On Saturday evening, October 14, a benefit was given for 
the sufferers by the great Chicago fire, at which appeared 
Annie Louise Cary, Leon Duval, Mrs. J. B. Booth, Louis 
Aldrich, Victor Capoul, Brignoli, D. J. Maguinnis, W. H. 
Pope, G. S. Tukey, and others. President U. S. Grant and 
suite attended on this occasion. 

Yankee Locke played "Ten Nights in a Bar Room" on 
Saturday evening, October 21. 

George Vandenhoff lectured on "Woman'' on Sunday 
evening, October 22. 

Edwin Booth followed on October 23 with three weeks of his 
tragic repertoire. 

Gideon Haynes, warden of the Charlestown State Prison, 
lectured on "Prison Life" on Sunday evening, October 29. 

Reverend Athanase Coquerel spoke on "Reformers Past 
and Present" on Sunday evening, November 5. 

Lotta appeared for two weeks beginning November 13 in 
her favorite plays, to which she had added "The Rainbow/' 

Mile. Morlacchi, assisted by the Majilton Family of 
grotesque dancers, opened on November 27 in " The French 


THE SEASON OF 1871-72 

Kate Saiitley 

Spy/' which ran for the greater part of two weeks. Joseph 
Heine, the blind violinist, ap- 
peared on Sunday, December 3, 

The Grand Duke Alexis of 
Russia visited Boston in Decem- 
ber, 1871, and was received with 
much attention by the citizens, 
the culminating point of their 
entertaining being the grand ball 
which was given in the Boston 
Theatre on the evening of Fri- 
day, December 8, when the au- 
ditorium was floored over for 
dancing and the entire interior 
was lavishly decorated. This 

was one of the most magnificent occasions that the city has 
ever known and was a success in every respect. 

Morlacchi and the Majiltons con- 
tinued for the week of December 11 
in "The Wizard Skiff," D. J. Maguin- 
nis and the company also playing 
"O'Flanagan and the Fairies." For 
the last three days of the week Harry 
Jackson was added to the bill in the 
protean comedietta, "Heads of the 

O People," in which he impersonated 
Napoleon I, King William of Prussia, 
Madame Dumpling, a '' Dwarf French 
Opera Singer"; Susan Squall, an Old 

Eliza Weathersby 


E. A. Sothern and Amy Roselle 

Woman; Sam Wax, a Drunken Cobbler; and Bret Harte's 

Heathen Chinee. He also 
gave imitations of Charles 
Fechter, Edwin Forrest, 
Charlotte Cushman, Stuart 
Robson, and others. 

E. A. Sothern, supported 
by Amy Roselle, Charles 
Wheatleigh, and the regular 
company, presented " Our 
American Cousin'* for three 
weeks, commencing Decem- 
ber 18. 
Edith O'Gorman, the es- 
caped nun, lectured on "Convent Life" 

on Sunday evening, January 7, 1872. 
English opera followed on January 8, 

1872, the prominent artists being Pa- 

repa Rosa, Jennie Van Zandt, Mr. and 

Mrs. Seguin, Clara Doria, Tom Karl, 

Gus Hall, Aynsley Cook, William Cas- 
tle, and S. C. Campbell. This company 

remained three weeks, presenting for 

novelties, " Satanella," " La Gazza La- 

dra" (The Maid and the Magpie), and 

"The Water Carrier." 

Frank Mayo, supported by Charles T. 

Parsloe and the stock company, played a 

fortnight's engagement in " The Streets 

of New York," closing on February 17. Christine Nilason as Mignon 


THE SEASON OF 1871-72 

Delehanty and Hengier and the Midget Sniffen introduced 
their specialties in the Union Square scene. 

The Strakosch Italian Opera Company returned on Febru- 
ary 19 for a fortnight's stay, during which time Ambroise 
Thomas's opera, "Mignon" had its first three presentations in 
Boston. Christine Nilsson assumed the title role. Mile. Leon 
Duval, Victor Capoul, Feretti, and Jamet being also in the cast. 
On the afternoon and evening of February 22 and the even- 
ing of February 24, William Creswick was seen in " Old Noll,** 
and on the evening of February 29 he played "Hamlet." 

**The Black Crook'* received its first presentation in this 
theatre on March 4, 1872, although it had an extended run 
at the Continental Theatre, some years previously. The pro- 
duction was that of Jarrett and Palmer and the run was five 
weeks. The cast was as follows: 

Count Wolfenstein W. C. Pope. 

Rudolphe, a poor artist J. J. Sullivan. 

Von Puffengnintz, the Count's Steward G. W. Wilson. 

Hertzog, sumamed the Black Crook, 

an alchemist Ixniis Aldrich. 

Greppo, his sen*ant I). J. Mai^uinnis. 

Dragonfin, Master Martin. 

Zaniiel, the Arch Fiend A. I.<M)nar(l. 

Wolfgar, a Gypsy ruffian J. II. Connor. 

Caspar, a peasant F. Rooiiey. 

Redglari\ the recording demon A. Fleming. 

Skuidawelp, familiar to Hertzog W. Heiiiiesey. 

Stala^'ta, Queen of the Golden Realm Miss Kat(» Santley. 

Amina, l)etrothed to Rudolphe Miss Dora Goldthwaite. 

Dame Barbara, her foster mother Mrs. Chas. P(H)le. 

Carline, Amina*s maid Miss Ha<hel Noah. 

Rosetta, a peasant Miss Emma Smiley. 



The Majiltons — Frank, Charles, and Marie 

The ballet was led by 
Pierina Sassi, with Bonni 
Bambini, Clotilde Mar- 
chesi, Cora Adrienne, 
and Bedon Felicita as 
secondas. The sj)eeial- 
ties included the Majil- 
tons, grotesque dancers, 
the St. Felix Infant Bal- 
let, the Egyptian Jug- 
glers, Hassan, Anak, and 
Selim, Professor Smith 
and his children gym- 
nasts. Professor Sam- 
well's Troupe of Trained 
Animals, the Celebrated 

Clown Dog Grimaldi, and Professor Smith's Illuminated 
Fountain and Cloud Veil with the Hues of Sunset. During 
the engagement Master Martin, the 
sprite, was injured and his place was 
taken by D. J. Maguinnis, whose part 

of Greppo 

was filled by 

George W. 

Wilson, he in 

turn being 

replaced by 

J. W. Hague 

as Puff en - 



Mrs. John Wood 

St. Felix Infant Ballet 


THE SEASON OF 1871-72 

Oliver Doud Byron then first introduced "Across the Con 
tinent" to Boston playgoers, opening on April 8 and re- 
maining two weeks. 

Mrs. John Wood and 
the St. James Theatre 
Company of London 
were seen on April 22 
for one week in bur- 
lesques and farces, their 
offerings being ** La Belle 
Sauvage," "Poll and 
Partner Joe," "To 
Oblige Benson," and 
" Jenny Lind." The com- 
pany included Emily 
Weston, Julian Cross, 
G. W. Anson, A. W. 
Young, and Harry Cox. 

Maggie MitchelFs an- 
nual engagement was for three weeks from April 29, her 
plays being "Fanchon," "Jane Eyre," and '*The Pearl of 

Joseph Jefferson filled his usual three weeks to his cus- 
tomary heavy receipts in " Rip Van Winkle," closing on June 1. 

John M. Ward had a benefit on May 18, when John H. 
Selwyn played in "The Little Treasure" and Mile. Zoe was 
seen in "The Wept of Wish-ton-Wish." 

On Saturday evening. May So, Mrs. J. B. IJooth had a 
benefit, appearing with her husband, in ''The Robbers." 
General F. J. Lippitt and Miss Nina Glover were also seen in 


Oliver Doud Byron 


"Monsieur Jacques" and the Boston Chorus Club was heard 
in songs. 

On Monday, June 3, 1872, the Yokes Family made their 
first Boston appearance, supported by Mr. and Mrs. John'L. 
Hall and some members of the Boston Theatre Company. 
The bill on this occasion consisted of "Our Nelly" and "The 
Belles of the Kitchen," the Vokeses appearing only in the latter 
piece which was cast as follows : 


Written, adapted, arranged and performed exclusively by themBelves, as 
played more than a thousand nights by them in the principal theatres 
of Great Britain and Ireland : and during the past two months with 
unprecedented success at the Union Square Theatre, New Yotk. 
Illustrating the High Tints in the I^wer Regions, or, the DcHiigs of 
Domestics in the absence of their employers. 

Lucinda Scrubbs, a Lady's Maid Miss Jessie Yokes. 

Mary, a House Maid Miss Victoria Yokes. 

Barbara, a Kitchen Maid Miss Rosina Yokes. 

Timotheiis Gibbs, an Apothecary's Clerk Mr. Fred Yokes. 

Wiggins, a Hair Dresser Mr. Fawdcm Yokes. 

In the course of the piece will be introduced siK^cimens of 


The audience will please retain their seats during the exhibition of 
the Prismatic Waters, which concludes the entertainment, 

''The Belles of the Kitchen" ran four weeks, "The Wind- 
niiir' beinjij played with it in the second week, **The Spitfire" 
the third, and " The Lottery Ticket," the fourth. The Vokeses 
then were seen for two more weeks in ''The Wrong Man in 
the Rifi;ht Place/' Jennie Lee, George^ W. Howard, J. P, 




s ^ 

I I 



Burnett, and others were seen with them in "Betsy Baker" 
for one week and "Checkmates" for another. 

The Irish National Band, which had come across the water 
to play at the World's Peace Jubilee in this city, appeared in 
concert on Sunday, July 14, and the season closed with a bene- 
fit to H. A. M'Glenen on Monday evening, July 15, the 
volunteers including Mile. Morlacchi, Joseph Proctor, W. J. 
LeMoyne, G. Swaine Buckley, Sam B. Villa, Delehanty and 
Hengler, Harry Bryant the ventriloquist, and others. 

Ned Buntliue, Buffalo Bill, and Texas Jack 


THE SEASON OF 1872-73 

DIKING the season of 1872-73 H. S. Murdmh, H. A. 
Weaver, R. J. Dillon, C. A. Stednian, E. H. Holmes, 
J. B. Bradford, Harry Lani|H^e, May Fiske, Viola Vance, and 
Mrs. H. A. Weaver were new nienihers of the company. 
Viola Vance was not long at the theatre when she was taken 
ill and died of smallpox, during the epidemic of 1872-73. 
May Fiske was afterward at the head of an organization called 
May Fiske's Blondes. 

The Band of the Garde Repiihlicainc of Paris gave four 
concerts on the evenings of August o, (>, and 8, and the after- 
noon of the 7th to large houses. 



Lisa Weber and a bur- 
lesque troupe, which in- 
cluded Pauline Markham, 
Emma Moshier, Hetty 
Tracy, Cassie Troy, Hattie 
O'Neil, George Atkins, 
Welsh Edwards, H. S. Mur- 
doch, and C. W. Butler, 
opened the season on Au- 
gust 19 and remained two 
weeks, presenting "Paris," 
Quiet Family." 

Joseph Proctor began on 
September 2 a three weeks' 

Kit and the Beats 

C. Leslie Allen, F. S. Chanfrau, D. J. 


engagement, during which he 
produced "The Red Pocket- 
Book," a play with a remark- 
able shipwreck scene, and Dr. 
Bird's ever-attractive "Nick of 
the Woods." 

On September 23, 1872, F. 
S. Chanfrau began the first of 
his regular autumnal visits in 
"Kit, the Arkansas Traveller," 
remaining three weeks. For 
thirteen consecutive years Mr. 


Lester Wallack 

THE SEASON OF 1872-73 

Chanfrau played "Kit'' here in September, continuing uptil 
his death in 1884. The im- 
pression is widespread that 
"Kit'* o[>ened the season 
each year, but, strange to 
say, it never was the first 
attraction of the season. 
The drawing power of 
"Kit'' lay not so much in 
the play itself as in its num- 
ber of excellent parts, so well 
acted by Mr. Chanfrau and 
the various members of the 
Boston Theatre Company. 
Lester Wallack, supported 
by Effie Germon and the 

Charlotte Cushman 

stock company, commenced 
on October 14 a three weeks' 
engagement in " Rosedale," 
"Ours," and "John Garth." 
In "Ours" he had the assist- 
ance of Gilmore's Band. 

Charlotte Cushman began 
on November 4 a stay of three 
weeks, during which she played 
in "Macbeth," "Guy Man- 
nering," "Henry VIII," and 
"Simpson and Co." 

Father Tom Burke 


On Saturday evening, November 9, 1872, while the com- 
pany was playing "Nobody's Daughter*' and "Paddy Miles's 

Boy," the great Boston fire broke out, 
burning over a large part of the busi- 
ness district of the city and causing 
several days' interruption of the busi- 
ness of the theatre, owing to the shut- 
ting-off of the gas in the downtown 
section of the city, 
but Miss Cushman 
continued her en- 
gage me nt on 
Thursday, Novem- 
ber 14, as soon as 
it was possible to 
light the theatre. 
Father Tom Burke lectured on the 
evening of Sunday, November 24. 

"The Cataract of the Gan- 
ges," introducing the stud of 
John H. Murray's Circus, was 
produced on November 25 and 
ran five weeks, "Mazeppa" 
being added to the bill for the 
final week. 
^^ ^^^. ^^^^^^ " The Streets of New York" 
^^v ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^r was given for the week of De- 
cember 30. 

On Tuesday, January 7, 
w. II. Bartholomew Mux Marctzck's Grand Italian 

Pauline Lucca 

Mrs. Thomas Barry 


THE SEASON OF 1872-73 

Opera began a three weeks' engagement, the principals being 
Pauline Lucca, Clara Louise Kellogg, Sefiora Sanz, Leoni 
Lavielli, Clara Doria, Vizzani, Ronconi, Dubreuil, Sparapani, 
Moriami, Jamet, Abrugnedo, and Reichardt. There were no 
novelties in their re[>ertoire. 

On Wednesday afternoon, January 15, Stuart Robson 
appeared in "Everybody's Friend," "Ten Minutes' Talk with 
Little Boys and Girls," and "The Skeleton Captain, or Blue- 
Eyed William." On Saturday evening, January 18, he played 
in one act of " The Rivals," 
" Hamlet, or the Wearing of 
the Black," "The Wander- 
ing Minstrel," and "The 

Oliver Doud Byron pre- 
sented "Across the Contin- 
ent" for the week of Jan- 
uary 27 and on Saturday 
evening, February 1, "Nick 
of the Woods" was added 
to the bill, Mr. Byron being 
the Jibbenainosay. 

Adelaide Neilson made 
her Boston debut on Feb- 
ruary 8, 1878, in "Romeo and Juliet," with Joseph Wheelock 
as Romeo. The following week she played Rosalind in " As 
You Like It," H. S. Murdoch being the Orlando, and on the 
evenings of February 13, 14, and 15, she again was seen as 
Juliet, with Mr. Murdoch as Romeo. 

On the afternoon of Friday, February 7, 1873, a compli- 

James S. Maffitt 



mentary benefit was given to Thomas Barry, the first manager 
of the theatre, he being at this time a very old man and an 
invalid. The entire receipts, $3126.50, were given to Mr. 
Barry. The stockholders waived their rights for this occa- 
sion, with the exception of 
one single individual, who 
insisted on his right to save 
one dollar. The bill for 
the benefit included IVIrs. 
Thomas Barry, C. Leslie 
Allen, W. R. Floyd, W. E. 
Sheridan, and D. Harkins 
in scenes from " The School 
for Scandal/' Adelaide 
Neilson recited a poem by 
Tennyson. Stuart Robson, 
supported by H. S. Mur- 
doch, C. H. Frye, G. Le- 
vick, and Mrs. H. A. 
Weaver, played "Camille, 
or the Cracked Heart." 
C. W. Couldock recited " The Vagabonds." Maffitt and Bar- 
tholomew and the Howard Athenseum Company presented 
their wonderful pantomime, " The Comanches." Louis Aldrieh 
recited "The Bridge of Sighs"; and Mary Shaw, an old 
favorite, returned to the stage to play in " Jenny Lind," sup- 
ported by members of the Boston Theatre Company. 

Charles R. Thome, Jr., began on February 17 a two weeks* 
engagement, having the Majiltons as an added attraction. 
"The Three Guardsmen" filled the first week, while the 


Adelaide Neilson 

THE SEASON OF 1872-73 

second was divided between "Amos Clarke," "The Octo- 
roon/' and "Foul Play." 

Buffalo Bill (W. F. Cody), Texas Jack (J. B. Omohundro), 
Ned Buntline (E. Z. C. Judson), and Mile. Morlacchi next 
appeared for a single week in "The Scouts of the Plains," to 
the unrepressed delight of top-heavy houses. This was the 
first appearance of Buffalo Bill and Texas Jack in this city. 

Maggie Mitchell, supported by L. R. Shewell, played her 
annual three weeks' engagement, beginning March 10, in 
"Jane Eyre," *'Fanchon,""The Pearl of Savoy," and "Little 

Edwin Adams opened on March 31 in "Enoch Arden," 
staying two weeks, and offering 
also " The Marble Heart," " Wild 
Oats," "Black -Eyed Susan," 
and "The Drunkard." 

Mrs. F. S. Chanfrau followed 
on April 14 in "Two Wives," 
"Christie Johnstone," and 
"Dora," her stay continuing 
two weeks. Mrs. Chanfrau has 
since left the stage and is now 
practicing as a Christian Science 
healer in Philadelphia. 

"Under the Gaslight" was 
given by the stock company for 
the week of April 28, the Carroll 
family of dancers appearing also 

in their specialty, and in the week of May 5, the company 
were seen in "Jack Harkaway." 


Mrs. Chanfrau as Dora 


For the week of May 12 Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Albaugh, the 
latter a sister of Maggie Mitchell, were seen in "Poverty 

At the farewell benefit to Mrs. J. B. Booth on Saturday 

evening. May 10, 1873, Mrs. J. 
H. C. Richmond of New Bedford 
made her first appearance on the 
stage, essaying the character of 
Juliana in "The Honeymoon,'' the 
beneficiary being the Volante. Mrs. 
Booth was also seen in " Asmodeus, 
or the Little Devil's Share," and 
D. J. Maguinnis played ** The 
Limerick Boy." 
Luke Schoolcraft W. E. Sheridan had a benefit on 

May 17, appearing in "The Marble 
Heart," supported by Mrs. J. B. Booth and J. W. Albaugh. 
The Vokes Family began on May 19 a five weeks' engage- 
ment in "The Belles of the Kitchen," "Fun in a Fog," "The 
Wrong Man in the Right Place," "Nan, the Good-for-No- 
thing," and "Phobus' Fix." For the week of June 9 they 
were reinforced by John T. Raymond and F. F. Mackay in 
"Heep vs. Micawber." 

On the morning of Decoration Day, May 30, a fire broke 
out near the Globe Theatre and destroyed that theatre and 
a number of other buildings. In consequence, the gas was 
shut off in the Washington Street main, but the gasman of 
the Boston Theatre connected his pipes with the main on 
West Street and the performance was given on time. 

At the benefit of the Vokes Family on Friday evening, June 


THE SEASON OF 1872-73 

20, 1873, in addition to "Fun in a Fog," "Black-Eyed Susan'' 
was played, with Louis Aldrich as William, H. S. Murdoch as 
Captain Crosstree, Fred Yokes as Jacob Twig, George W. 
Wilson as Gnatbrain, Jessie Vokes as Susan, and Victoria 
Vokes as Dolly Mayflower. Miss Victoria Vokes met with an 
accident on this occasion which resulted in a broken arm. 

H. A. M'Glenen's benefit on Saturday evening, June 21, 
introduced the Vokes Family, John T. Raymond, John 
Gilbert, Ida Savory, Lillie Wilkinson, the California Quar- 
tette (Welling Brothers and J. W. Freeth), and members of 
the Boston Theatre Company. ^ ^^ 

R. W. Butler's Great New York Combination opened on 
June 23 and remained two weeks, the stars being Sophie and 
Irene Worrell, the Zanfretta Troupe, 
Raphael Abecco the harpist, Luke 
Schoolcraft, George H. Coes, Joe 
Lang, Add Ryman, Harry Hunter, 
George F. Ketchum, Sam Holds- 
worth, George and Charles Reynolds, 
Charles and Carrie Austin, Jennie 
Kimball, Minnie Jackson, Helene 
Smith, Laura LeClaire, the Rem- 
melsberg Sisters, the Caron Family, George n. Goes 

and Zegrino and Moulton. 

On the afternoon of Monday, June 30, 1873, Napier 
Lothian had a benefit at which the Vokes Family appeared 
minus Victoria, who was prevented by her injury. The stock 
company played "A Quiet Family" ; Brown's Brigade Band, 
the Cornet Quartette from Gilmore's Band, and an orchestra 
of forty were heard. Among other selections the orchestra 



played the Evangeline March, composed by Edward E. Rice 
and dedicated to James Alexander of the Cunard Steamship 
Company. Mr. Rice was at that time in the employ of the 
Cunard Company. His extravaganza, "Evangeline,'' did not 
reach the stage until a year later, when it was seen at Niblo's 

Garden, New York. 
R. W. Butler left 
for New York on 
the evening of Sat- 
urday, July 5, and 
his company scat- 
tered. A portion, 
however, remained 
and continued two 
weeks longer to 
light business. 

Josh Hart's Com- 
pany from the The- 
atre Comique, New 
York, played from 
July21 to August 16, 
thus closing a very 
long season. The 
members of this 
company were John Hart, John Wild, Frank Kerns, Cool Bur- 
gess, Harrigan and Hart, Larry Tooley, J. H. Budworth, John 
Queen, (i. L. Stout, James Bradley, E. D.Gooding, Dave Bra- 
ham, John Williams, O'Reardon, Mrs. Yeamans, Jennie Yea- 
mans, Jennie Hughes, Ada Wray, Kitty O'Neil, and Minnie 
Loder. During their stay a sketch called "The Gripsack" 


Harrigan and Hart 

THE SEASON OF 1872-73 

was played by Frank Kerns, John Wild, and G. L. Stout. The 
programme had the following note : " ' Gripsack ' is a theatrical 
term and used by the members of the profession to initiate 
new beginners. It consists of a large bag, generally filled with 
old pieces of iron, weighing from seventy-five to one hundred 
and fifty pounds, which the applicant for histrionic honors is 
requested to carry to a rival theatre, accompanied with a letter 
which requests some member of. the company to keep him 
going. The unfortunate dupe, after making the rounds of the 
various theatres, generally comes to the conclusion that the 
road to theatrical fame is of most rocky description and re- 
quires more manual labor than all others combined." It was 
from this theatrical term that the name, "gripsack," now in 
common use, meaning any ordinary hand-satchel, was orig- 
inated, though it did not reach the general public until many 
years after this programme was printed. 

THE SEASON OF 1873-74 

M. Hunter, W. H. Norton, George W. Wilson, Rufus Scott, 
Harry Richmond, R. J. Dillon, E. B. Holmes, J. O. Stevens, 
J. W. Gardiner, Harvey 
Collins, William Raynor, 
Charles Madden, Mrs. 
Thomas Barry, Olivia Rand, 
Blanche Hayden, Mrs. 
Charles Poole, Mrs. C. L. 
Allen, Hattie Stevens, Marie 
Uart, Carrie Prescott, Mar- 
ion FoUett, Annie Winslow, 
Emma Smiley, lola Smiley, 
Carrie Jones, Misses Hoff- 
man and Morgan. Charles 
S. Getz became the scenic 

t artist, with 
John Sommer 
as assistant, the working staff other- 
'"~^ ^ wise remaining as before. 

The season opened on September 1 
with two weeks of "Polaris, or the 
Northern Lights," acted by Mr. 
Shewell and members of the regular 

F.S. Chanfrau, in "Kit, the Arkan- 
saw Traveller," followed on Septem- 
ber 15 for three weeks. 

Edwin Booth in tragic rej)ertoire 
played three weeks, beginning Octo- 
Tamberlik ^^ 6. 

Erminie Rudersdorf 



The Maretzek Italian 
fortnight, the company 

Opera Company followed for a 
being headed by Pauline Lucca, 
lima di Murska, Madame Ru- 
dersdorf (who was the mother of 
Richard Mansfield), Louise Mar- 
chetti, Natali Testa, Lichtmay, 
Tamberlik, Rossi- Galli, Jamet, and 
Vizzani. Their list of o[>eras con- 
tained nothing that was new. Ma- 
dame Rudersdorf's first ap[>earance 
in opera in America was made 
here on October 30, 1873, as Leo- 
nora, in "II Trovatore," Signor 
Tamberlik being the Manrico. 

Tommaso Salvini 

Mr. and 
Mrs. W. J. 
Florence opened on November 10 for 
two weeks in "Inshavogue," "The 
Yankee Housekeeper," "The Ticket 
of Leave Man," "The Irish Lion," 
"Thrice Married," "The Returned 
Volunteer," and "Eileen Oge." 

Tommaso Salvini made his Boston 
debut on November 24, 1873, remain- 
ing but one week. He was supported 
by his brother and an Italian com- 
pany and played in "Othello," "Sam- 
son," "David Garrick," "Civil 
Death," and "Hamlet." 

Charles Fechter then appeared for 


Emma Smiley and Carrie Joa- 
in « The Naiad Queen" 

THE SEASON OF 1873-74 

Charles 8. Getz 

one week in "Hamlet," "Don Caesar de Bazan," "Ruy Bias," 

and "The Lady of Lyons." 

On the afternoon of Wednesday, 

December 8, Salvini was again seen in 


Charlotte Cushman l)egan on Decem- 

l>er 3 a week of "Guy Mannering" and 

"Henry VHI," the theatre being closed 

on the evening of December 13 for a 
rehearsal of the com- 
ing production. This 
was Miss Cushnian's 
last engagement in this theatre, her final 
role being Meg Merrilies in " (Juy Manner- 
ing," on Saturday afternoon, Decenil)er 13, 

"The Naiad Queen" was given a spec- 
tacular presentation on December 15 and 

ran five weeks. The ballet introduced the entire Kiralfy family, 

Imre, Bolossy, Haniola, Eniilie, Katie, 

and Arnold, besides two Italian pre 

mieres, Boni and (Jiavazzi. The special- 
ties included Felix Reganiey the French 

caricaturist. Young Aniericus the child 

vioHnist (who died suddenly duriiifi: this 

engagement), the Ulm Sisters, and the 

youthful Vaidis Sisters, trapeze perform 

ers, who are still before the public as 

aerial artists. A boy choir sang ** Spring, 

Gentle Spring," one of its members 


Del Puente 

Victor Maurel 


being a schoolboy named Lawrence McCarty, who was after- 
ward the manager of the 

Frank Mayo played " Davy 
Crockett" for the first time 
in this theatre on January 
19, 1874, continuing two 

The Strakosch Italian Of)- 
era Company began a fort- 
night's season on February 
3, with Nilsson, Cary, Tor- 
riani, Campanini, Del Pu- 
ente, Capoul, and Victor 

Frank Mayo as Davy Crockett 

Maurel, in "The Huguenots," 
"Mignon," "Aida," "Lucia," 
"Faust," "II Trovatore," 
"Martha," and "Don Gio- 
vanni." "Aida" had its first 
Boston presentation on the 
evening of February 5, 1874. 

E. A. Sothern followed on 
February 16 for two weeks of 
"Our American Cousin" and 
a third of "Brother Sam," 
" Lord Dundreary Married 
and Settled," "David Gar- 
rick," and "A Regular Fix." 


Italo Campanini 

THE SEASON OF 1873-74 

He brought with him his son Lytton Sothern, Vining Bow- 
ers, and Minnie Walton. 

The Kellogg English Opera 
Company began on March 9 a 
fortnight's stay, the company 
including Clara Louise Kellogg, 
Jennie Van Zandt, Zelda Seguin, 
Annie Starbird, William Carlton, 
Joseph Maas, Eugene Clarke, 
Theodore Habelmann, G. F. Hall, 
Henry Peakes, and E. Seguin. 
"Rigoletto*' was the only novelty 
that was offered. 

Maggie Mitchell began her Annie Louise Carjr 

yearly three weeks' stay on 
March 23, "Jane Eyre," 
"The Pearl of Savoy," 
"Fanchon," and "Little 
Barefoot" being given. 

D. J. Maguinnis had a 
benefit on the evening of 
April 11, 1874, when, among 
other features, he and Olivia 
Rand sang "The Maguinnis 
Cadets." Although his name 
was not on the bill, Quincy 
Kilby appeared in black face 
as the target-bearer of the 

Marie Aimde 



Marie Aimee and her French Opera Company in the week 

jg^^ of April 13 sang " La Fille de Ma- 

\f ^\ dame Angot" for the first time in 

■^ this city, also singing "Les Cent 

^ ^^m Vierges/' " La Vie Parisienne," " Le 

^^H|^k Petit Faust," and "La Grande 

^HB^^^^V Duchesse." 

^^M ^^^^Y Carlotta Leclercq first appeared 

^^^^m ^^H ^^^^ ^^ ^^ individual star on April 

^^ra ^^R 20 in "The New Magdalen." The 

^^H^ ^^H next week she presented "Fate, 

^ ff J^m or Woman's Trials," and "East 

^1 ^^ Lynne." 

^^^H ^^^B Salvini returned on May 4, play- 

^^^^^■■^A ing " The 

Charley Backus Gladiator," 

" Othello," " Elizabeth," and 
"Ingomar," on Monday, Tues- 
day, Thursday, and Friday even- 
ings and Saturday afternoon, 
while Miss Leclercq played on 
Wednesday afternoon and 
evening and on Saturday even- 
ing, in "The New Magdalen," 
"Masks and Faces," "A Sheep 
in Wolfs Clothing," and "The 

"The Lottery of Life," with 
Harry Murdoch in the role of 



THE SEASON OF 1873-74 

Terry the Swell, and Birch, Wambold, and Backus's San 
Francisco Minstrels as an ad- 
ditional feature, was seen for 
four days beginning May 13, 
while the following week w^as 
filled by the stock company 
in benefits, etc. 

Lawrence Barrett filled the 
week of May 25 in "Riche- 
lieu," " Hamlet," and " Julius 

At H. A. M'Glenen's bene- 
fit, on Wednesday afternoon. 
May 27, 1874, Kate Field 
made her first appearance 
on the theatrical stage, recit- 
ing "The Bridge of Sighs." 

Alice Gates 

Mrs. James A. 
Oates and her Comic 
Opera Ck)mpany be- 
gan on June 1 a fort- 
night's engagement 
in w^hich she pre- 
sented "The Grand 
Duchess," "The Ba- 
vards," '' Madame 
Angot's Child," and 
William H. Crane "Fortunio." Her 



principal comedian at 

Alexander Hermann 

the Famous Parisian 
Les Petits Rousselles, 
100 Faces; the 
Brown Veloci- 
pede Troupe; 
Carlo Benedetti, 
the Sword-Swal- 
lower; J . B . 
Johnson, the 
Champion Swim- 
mer of the World ; 
Don Ferrayra, 
the Man Fhite; 
Tom Lovell, the 
Clown ; and Pro- 
fessor Brown, **in 
his ftNits of (lar- 
incr and surprising 

this time was William H. Crane, since 
grown into a very popular star. 

Buffalo Bill, Texas Jack, and Mile. 
Morlacchi next played "The Scouts 
of the Plains" for the week of June 

Schumann's Transatlantic Novelty 
Company, one of the best specialty 
organizations ever seen in this city, 
occupied the theatre for three weeks, 
opening on June 22. The members 
of the organization were Beckmann, 
Juggler; the Almonte Brothers and 
Gymnasts ; Herr Schulze, the Man with 

Adelaide Hermann in 1874 

THE SEASON OF 1873-74 

balancing on the Bycicle" (note the spelling of the last word). 
It is generally supposed that the bicycle was first introduced 
into America at the time of the 
Philadelphia Centennial Exposi- 
tion in 1876, hut Professor Brown 
at this time rode a typical high 
wheel, the young ladies of his 
troupe riding the old-fashioned 
velocipede, which was introduced 
into this country by the Hanlon 
Brothers in 1868. Hermann the 
magician joined the company for 
its third week, and on Monday, 
July 13, Professor Hermann l)e- 
gan a week of magic, giving the 

entire per- 

*^^ formance 

^^m himself. 

^^b|^ Shortly af- 

L^^TW ter this he 

^^"^ married Miss Addle Scarsey, a vclo<'i- 

|)ede rider in Professor Brown's trouiK*. 
She proved a most devoted wife and 
is the Madame Adelaide Hermann 
who is now presentinj^ a brilliant 
majjical act in the vaudeville theatres. 
Professor Hermann died in 1898. 
The theatre was closed the week of 
July 'iO, but reopened on July "il with 
Josh Hart's Theatre (\)mic|ue C'om- 

Billv Hirch 

R. M. (Dick) Carroll 


bination (from 514 Broadway, New York). For the first week 
the principal members of this organization were Harrigan 
and Hart, Mackin and Wilson, John Wild, Billy Carter, 
Master Martin, James McKee, Jennie Engle, Alice Bennett, 
Bertha and Ida Foy, NuUy Pieris, James Bradley, G. L. 
Stout, and Dave Braham and his orchestra. This engage- 
ment lasted five weeks, such other artists being added as 
J. H. Budworth, Kitty O'Neil, Cool Burgess, Lillie Wilkinson, 
Rachel Cantor, J. W. McAndrews, Dick Carroll and Sons, 
and Dimond and Ryan. 

Francis Wilson, the present star in comedy and comic 
opera, was the Wilson of Mackin and Wilson, who were then 
billed as the " Champion Song and Dance Artists." 

The season closed on August 22, but the theatre reopened 
on the following Monday for the next regular season. 

A benefit was given on Thursday, July 16, to the door- 
keepers and ushers, whose names were given in the pro- 
gramme as follows : " Andrew G. Wilcutt, Benjamin G. Gavett, 
and John Graham, Doorkeepers. W. Henry Onthank, Eu- 
gene Foster, Frank B. Haynes, Erving J. Holmes, H. B. Mc- 
Connell, Edward Batty, and William Emery, Ushers. Daniel 
Hurley, Ticket Seller. William Riley, Bill Distributer. 
Charles T. F. Smith, Opera-Glasses. Cornelius Murphy, 
Stage Doorkeeper." 



THE SEASON OF 1874-75 

rilHis season the company was again managed by L. R. 
JL Shewell and included Alexander Fitzgerald, W. H. Nor- 
ton, Gustavus Levick, Rufus Scott, C. Leslie Allen, D. J. 
Maguinnis, H. Rees Davies, E. B. Holmes, J. W. Taylor, 
R. J. Dillon, George Boles, George W. Wilson, H. A. Cripps, 
S. E. Springer, T. M. Hunter, J. P. Wild, N. Lothian, Jr., 
G. A. Selwyn, Mrs. Thomas Barry, Olivia Rand, Mrs. C. L. 
Allen, Lizzie Hunt, Nellie Downing, Mrs. T. M. Hunter, 
Mrs. Charles Poole, Blanche 
Hay den, Mrs. A. Fitzger- 
ald, Carrie Prescott, Annie 
Winslow, Misses Smiley, 
Henley, and Wilson. L. R. 
Shewell afterward married 
Olivia Rand of this com- 

The season opened on 
August 44, with Frank 
Mayo in one week of " Davy 
Crockett" and one week of 
** The Streets of New York." 
F. S. Chanfrau followed on 
Septenil)er 14 with three 

weeks of *' Kit." Carlotta Lawrence Barrett as The Man o' Airlio 



Charles H. VandenhofP 

Leclercq then played a single week's engagement in "The 

New Magdalen'' and "East 

"Belle Lamar," a war drama 
by Dion Boucicault, was pre- 
sented by the stock company 
^^^^ for three weeks, commencing 
October 12. 

Mr. and Mrs. Barney Wil- 
liams began a fortnight's en- 
gagement on November 2, re- 
viving "The Connie Soogah'* 
and "The Fairy Circle." Car- 
lotta Leclerq then returned for 
another six days, in the course of which she was seen in " The 
New Magdalen," "Masks and Faces," "East Lynne," and 
"The Hunchback." For the week of November 23 the r^u- 
lar company played "Lost 
at Sea." 

Mrs. Oatesandher Comic 
Opera Company sang" Ma- 
chime Angot's Child" the 
week of November 30 and 
*'(iirofle Girofla" the week 
of December 7. 

The spectacle of "Azael, 
the Prodifral," with Julia 
SiNiinnn featured as Azael, 
was played the fortnight of 
December 14 and 21. 


George W. Wilson 

THE SEASON OF 1874-75 

George Riddle 

Lotta presented "Zip" and " Musette" for the weeks of De- 
cember 28, January 4 and 11. 
Maggie Mitchell's custom- 
ary three weeks began on 
January 18, her offerings be- 
ing "Fanchon," "The Pearl 
of Savoy," "Lorle," and "Lit- 
tle Barefoot." 

C. Leslie Allen had a benefit 
on January 23, 1875, at which 
Maurice Barrymore made his 
first appearance in this coun- 
try, playing Ray Trafford in 
"Under the Gaslight." 

On Saturday evening, January 30, 1875, George Riddle 
made his first appearance as an actor, playing Romeo to the 
Juliet of Mrs. Thomas Barry. 

Gilmore's Band was heard on Sunday, 
January 31, when Emma C. Thursby 
was the soprano soloist. 

At L. R. Shewell's benefit on Febru- 
ary 6, Maggie Mitchell played Parthenia 
to his Ingomar. 

Lester Wallack, assisted by Charles H. 
Vandenhoff and EflSe Germon, came 
next for two weeks of "Rosedale" and 

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Florence filled the 
week of February 22 with "The Colleen Bawn" and "The 
Yankee Housekeeper." 


Maurice Barrymore 


N. C. Goodwin, Jr. 

Billy Emerson and Bobby Newoomb in 1806 

Lawrence Barrett appeared for the week of March 1 in 
"Richelieu," "Hamlet," "The Merchant of Venice," "The 
Lady of Lyons," and "Julius Caesar," and on the following 
week he was seen in perhaps his greatest role, Jamie Harebell, 

in "The Man o' Airlie." 

Edwin Booth began on March 15 a three weeks' stay in his 
favorite legitimate repertoire. 

Dion Boucicault's Irish drama, "The Shaughraun," was 
first seen here on April 5, 1875, and ran four weeks, with the 
following cast : 

Captain Molyneux M. H. Barrj-more. 

Robert Ffolliott Gustavus Levick. 

Father Dolan C. L. Allen. 

(\)rrv Kin chela Alex. Fitzgerald. 

Harvey Duff D. J. Maguinnis. 

Conn the Shau^'hraun Mr. Boueicault. 

Seri^reant Jones R. J. Dillon. 



THE SEASON OF 1874-75 






Arte 0*Neal 

Claire FfoUiott 

Mrs. O'Kelly 


Bridget Madigan 

Nancv Malone 

George W. Wilson. 
H. Rees Davies. 
S. E. Springer. 
George Boles. 
H. A. Cripps. 
Ida Savory. 
Mrs. Thos. Barry. 
Mrs. Chas. Poole. 
Mrs. T. M. Hunter. 
Mrs. C. L. Allen. 
Nellie Downing. 

Joseph Jefferson played but two weeks this season, his 
opening date being May 3 and the play naturally being '' Rip 
Van Winkle/* 

Frank Mayo again appeared 
in "Davy Crockett" the week 
of May 17 and "The Streets of 
New York" the w^eek of May 24. 

The next six days were filled 
by the stock company in l)ene- 
fits to D. J. Maguinnis, Olivia 
Rand, the doorkeepers and ush- 
ers, H. A. M'Glenen, L. R. 
ShewelK and John M. Ward. 

At Mr. Ward's benefit N. C. 
Goodwin, Jr., then a local ama- 
teur, appeared as Jerr\^ Clip in 
"The Widow's Victim," and in- 
tnMluced his imitations of cele- 
brated actors. The drama,** Jack 
Shcppard," was also given, with 

Dion Hoiicicault as Conn the 


Mrs. T. M. Hunter as Jack Sheppard in the first act, Olivia 

Rand in the same character in 

^^^^^^^ the second, and Gustavus Le- 

^^^HPI^^ vick in the third. 

^^B|h9^^ Birch, Wambold, and Backus' 

^Kf^f ^A^ ^^^ Francisco Minstrels were the 

V|5 A. attraction for the week of June 

^ _ ^ 7, the principal features being 

^^^^^^^F^ Billy Birch, Charley Backus, 

JL^^^^P^^ . , Dave Wambold, Add Ryman, 

W^ ^^ ^ the great Ricardo, and Mackin 

^3 F- I and Wilson. 

^^Lmm;^ /^jk%H!^u_- ^.^C^ The season continued with a 

Emma Thursby twO wecks' Stay of Aubcr's Mu- 

sical and Terpsichorean Drama, 
in two acts, entitled " La Bayadere,'* interpreted by IVIlle. 
Morlacchi and her company under the 
management of J. B. Omohundro, 
"Texas Jack," who had recently be- 
come the husband of Mile. Morlacchi. 
The cast included Eugene Clarke, 
Thomas Bartleman, Adolphine Estelle, 
Russell S. Glover, and Cora Adriana. 
The dancers were Lizzie Dale, Josie At- 
kinson, Amelia Huck, May Bogart, Hat- 
tie Smith, Pauline Smith, Saidee Smith, 
Mile. Evers, Emma Mars, Julia Melville, 
Carrie Prescott, Evaline Stetson, May 

Thomas, Addie Hearne, lola Smiley, Emma Smiley, Marion 
Follett, Hattie Follett, Annie Winslow, and Marie Henley. 


S ' 

H. S. Murdoch 

THE SEASON OF 1874-75 

Emerson's California Minstrels filled two weeks beginning 
July 5, the principals being Billy Emerson, Ben Cotton, Billy 
Rice, Little Mac, Billy Arlington, George Richards, Mackin 
and Wilson, J. R. Kemble, Ernest Linden, J. F. Oberist, 
Fred Walz, W. H. TiUa, and R. G. Russell. 

Benjamiu W. Thayer 


THE SEASON OF 1875-76 

THE company for 1875-76 consisted of L. R. Shewell, P. A. 
Anderson, C. Leslie Allen, D. J. Maguinnis, O. H. Barr, 
G. W. Wilson, W. H. Norton, Gustavus Levick, M. D. Rebus, 
H. Rees Davies, T. M. Hunter, N. Lothian, Jr., H. A. Cripps, 
J. W. Taylor, Joseph Mitchell, J. Bowen, Mrs. Thomas Barry, 
Olivia Rand, Mrs. Charles Poole, Mrs. T. M. Hunter, Mrs. 
C. L. Allen, Blanche Hayden, Lizzie Hunt, Nellie Downing, 
Carrie Prescott, Annie Winslow, Emma Smiley, Ida Smiley, 
Marie Henley, Marion Follett, Georgie Wilson, and M. 

Katie Putnam opened the season on August 2, being under 


THE SEASON OF 1875-76 

the management of her husband, J. J. Sullivan, a former 
member of the stock company. 
She remained two weeks and 
was seen in ** The Old Curi- 
osity Shop," -The Child of 
the Regiment," "The Little 
Rel>el," •* Blade o' Grass," and 
"The Little Detective." On 
Saturday night, August 14, 
G. G. Sf)ear also apj^eared, 
playing the fifth act of *' Rich- 
ard III," he being the crook- 
backed tyrant and James 
(Barney) Nolan, the Rich- 

Duprez and Benedict's Min- 
strels filled the week of Au- 
gust 16, the performers being Lew Benedict, Frank Du- 

mont, George H. Edwards, R. T. 
Tyrrell, J. T. (nilick, I). 11. Smith, 
L. Mutti, Master Lino, Frank Kent, 
and Fox and Ward. Frank Dumont 
has for some years l)een manager of 
the Eleventh Street Opera House in 
Philadelphia, the only |)ermanent min- 
strel liouse in America. 

The theatre was closed the week of 
August iS, 

Frank S. Chaiifrau came on August 
30 for three weeks of "Kit." 

Ratie Putnam 

Frank Dumont 


Lotta followed on September 20 for three weeks in " Little 
Nell," "Zip," and "Musette." She brought with her as prin- 
cipal comedian E. A. Locke. On Saturday evening, October 
9, Napier Lothian had a benefit, when he played Billy Bokus 
to Miss Lotta's Musette. Barry Sullivan made his only ap- 
pearances in this city during the fortnight beginning Octo- 
ber 9, 1875, being seen in 
"Richelieu," "Richard 
m," "Hamlet," "The 
Lady of Lyons," "The 
Gamester," " Macbeth," 
and "The Stranger." 

A two weeks' season of 
English opera under the 
management of C. D. 
Hess followed, commenc- 
ing October 28, the prin- 
cipals being Clara Louise 
Kellogg, Jenny Van Zandt, 
Annis Montague (who 
made her debut on Octo- 
ber 26) , Annie Beaumont, 
Zelda Seguin, William Cas- 
tle, William Carlton, Wil- 
liam Hamilton, George 
Conly, Henry Peakes, J.G. 
Peakes, James Maas, and 
W. Morgan. The operas were " Mignon," " The Huguenots," 
"The Bohemian Girl," "The Lily of Killarney," "Faust," 
"II Trovatore," "Martha," and "Fra Diavolo." 


Barry Sullivan 

THE SEASON OF 1875-76 

Edwin Byron, the Boy Tragedian 

Edwin Byron, the Boy Tragedian, 
appeared as Richard III on Satur- 
day evening, November 6, 1875, 
supported by the regular company. 
Byron was a young man of this city, 
whose true name was Nathaniel 
Page. He continued on the stage 
for some time, but did not gain re- 
nown and died 
a few years 
after his de- 

George Bel- 
more, an English character actor, opened 
on November 8 in "The Flying 
Scud," but was taken ill and played 
only two nights, his part being taken 
on Wednesday 
and the remain- 
der of the week 
by D. J. Ma- 
guinnis. Mr. Belmore grew rapidly worse 
and died within a few days. 

George Fawcett Rowe played 
Micawber in "Little Em'ly" the 
week of November 15, L. R. 
Shewell being the Peggotty, C. 
Leslie Allen the Uriah Heep, and 
P. A. Anderson the Ham. 

Jarrett and Palmer's produc- 


Charles F. Atkinson 

Charles H. Yale 


tion of Shakespeare's "Henry V" was presented on Novem- 
ber 22 and ran three weeks, with the following cast : 

King Henry V 

Rumor, as Chorus 

Duke of Exeter 

Earl of Westmoreland 

Earl of Warwick 

Earl of Cambridge 

Lord Scroop 

Sir Thomas Grey 

Sir Thomas Erpingham, 












A Herald 

Charles VI, King of France 

Lewis, the Dauphin 

Montjoy, a French Herald 

Princess Katharine 

Dame Quickly 

Isabel, Queen of France 


George Rignold. 
Mrs. Thomas Barry. 

C. Leslie Allen. 
J. H. Howland. 
Charles J. Murphy. 
George Boles. 

H. A. Cripps. 
E. W'iley. 
J. A. Page. 
J. H. Conner. 
H. Rees Davies. 
Frederick Thome. 
W. W. George. 
P. A. Anderson. 

D. H. Rees. 
J. Cassells. 

G. W. Wilson. 
D. J. Maguinnis. 
C. B. Bishop. 
Frank Little. 
J. Mitchell. 
M. D. Rebus. 
O. H. Barr. 
Gustavus Leviek. 
Mile. Louise Dorell. 
Mrs. Chas. Poole. 
Marie Brabrook. 
Gabrielle Du Sauld. 

The success of "Henry V" was great and it was followed 
by another equally as great. "The Two Orphans" was pr<^ 


THE SEASON OF 1875-76 

duced on December 13, 1875, and ran seven weeks. Kate 
Claxton, Marie Wilkins, and Joseph Wheelock were especially 
engaged, the entire cast being as follows : 

Chevalier de Vaudrey 

Count de Linieres 


Jacques Frochard 

Pierre Frochard 

Marquis de Presles 


La Fleur 

Officer of the Guard 


De Mailly 





I^ Frochard 

Countess de Linieres 

Sister Genevieve 





Sister Theresa 

Joseph F. Wheelock. 

C. Leslie Allen. 

D. J. Maguinnis. 
L. R. Shewell. 
Gustavus Levick. 
M. D. Rebus. 
H. Rees Davies. 
T. M. Hunter. 
H. A. Cripps. 
W. Josephs. 

J. Wiley. 
George Boles. 
J. W. Taylor. 
Kate Claxton. 
Mrs. Thomas Barry. 
Marie Wilkins. 
Mrs. Chas. Poole. 
Mrs. T. M. Hunter. 
Blanche Hay den. 
Lizzie Hunt. 
Nellie Downing. 
Carrie Preseott. 
Knmia Smilev. 

Benjamin W. Thayer died durinj^ the first week of the run 
of **The Two Orphans" and the theatre was closed on the 
evening of Monday, Deceml)er 20, the day of his funeral. 

The death of Mr. Thayer terminated the partnersliip of 
Thayer and Tompkins and for the remainder of the season 
of 1875-76 Orlando Tompkins was alone in its manajjement. 


The Hyers Sisters sang in concert on the evening of Sunday, 

January 16, and again on 
Sunday, January 23. 

John McCullough made 

his first appearance here as' 

a star on January 31, 1876, 

playing the title role in " The 

Gladiator." The following 

night he was unable to ap- 

^^ pear on account of illness 

^hB ^ and the regular company 

'"J^ ^ played "The Cricket on the 

A.1 (ftfe^ ^^^^ l^ Hearth*' and "Sarah's 

#4 >^5^ -' vi/^ ^^""S ^^"^ McCullough 

^^^ i * '^^O.jrtr .A^^m reappeared on Wednesday 

^ '"I.^\. „ .r and "The Gladiator" con- 

George Rignold as Henry V 

tinned the attraction for the 
remainder of the week. During the following week he was 
seen in "Virginius," "Richelieu," "Jack Cade," "Othello," 
"The Lady of Lyons," -Richard III," 
and "Metamora." 

Concerts were given on Sunday even- 
ings, February 6, 13, and 20 by Lothi- 
an's Orchestra, assisted by such talent 
as the Berger Family, Arbuckle the cor- 
netist, the Temple Quartette, Emma 
Klaizy the violoncellist, the Swedish 
Quartette, Jules Levy, Laura Joyce, 
Josie Maddock, Ettie Morgan, and 
Fred Berger the harpist. Fred Berger afterward Ijecame a 



THE SEASON OF 1875-76 

successful manager and conducted the tours of Sol Smitli 
Russell until the death of 
that star. 

E. A. Sot hem, supported 
by Linda Dietz, came on 
February 14 for two weeks, 
playing ** Our American 
Cousin," "David Gar- 
rick,'* and " Dundreary 
Married and Settled." 

Gilmore's Band played 
on Sunday, February 27. 

A two weeks' season of 
Italian o[>era under Max 
Strakosch followed, with 
Teresa Titiens, Teresa 
Carreno Sauret, Annis 
Montague, Miss Cooney, 

Tom Karl, Brignoli, Tagliapietra, Orlandini, Rarili, and 
others. Max Maretzek was the musical director. The operas 
were "Norma," **I1 Trovatore," "La Favorita/' "Lucrezia 
Borgia," and "Don Giovanni." 

D. J. Maguinnis had a benefit on the afternoon and evening 
of Leap Year Day, February 29, 1876, playinj; "Lc^ap Year" 
and "Sketches in India" in the evening, while in the after- 
noon Sothern played "Our American Cousin." 

Mrs. T. M. Hunter had a benefit on Friday evening, ^L^^ch 
3, presenting "The Long Strike" and "Aunt Charlotte's 

On Saturday evening, March 4, what was called a '' Chal- 


Joseph Wheelock and L. R. Shewell in 
** The Two Orphans " 



lenge Programme" was given. The burlesque of '* Kenil- 
worth" was played, with OUvia Rand, D. 
J. Maguinnis, Harry Bloodgood, Neil Bur- 
gess, Julia Melville, and others in the cast. 
SJE" V " Handsome Dan's Burlesque Circus" was 

?4il introduced. Lillie Joyce and Stuart Clark 
J y gave the balcony scene from " Romeo and 
^^ " Juliet." Professor T. McCarthy swung 
Indian clubs. Leathe and Montague did 
a gymnastic act. Fagin, Parks, Bobbie, 
and Dannie Daly did a clog dance, and 
John Coleman a jig. Eph Horn also ap- 
peared and' Grimaldi Adams presented a 
short pantomime, with George Boles as 
Pantaloon. The occasion was the benefit 
of Harry Bloodgood and the receipts were 

Another Sunday con- 
cert was given on March 5 by Lothian's 
Orchestra, the Berger Family, Mrs. H. M. 
Smith, Jules Levy, and others. 

L. R. She well's benefit on March 7 intro- 
duced Mr. Shewell and John McCuUough 
in " Damon and Pythias." " Married Life " 
was also given. Mrs. Barry's benefit on 
March 10 offered "Love's Sacrifice" and 
"Wanted, a Young Lady," and John Mc- 
CuUough recited "The Little Hero." 

Callender's Georgia Singers and the 
Hyers Sisters sang on Sunday, March 12. 


John McCullough as 

Marie Wilkins as J 

THE SEASON OF 1875-76 

"The Colleen Bawn" was played the week of March 13. 
I). L. (Dutch) Morris in a Teutonic 
version of "Richard III" was added 
to the bill on Wednesday. Joseph Proc- 
tor revived **Nick of the Woods" on 
Saturday evening, March 18, with L. 
R. Shewell as Roaring Ralph Stack- 

The Kellogg English Opera Company 
with the same vocalists as l)efore re- 
turned on March 20 for another fort- 
night, adding " The Huguenots," " The 
Rose of Castile," and "The Star of the 
Xorth" to their repertoire. 

^^^^ lome w , t he pa n - 

^ tomimist, had 
a l)enefit on Sat- 
urday eveninji, 

March 25, when a variety hlH was 
given. Bad weather interfered sadly 
with the receipts and another benefit 
to him was (jiven on the following 
Saturday, April 1, 1S7(), when among 
others diaries F. Atkinson appeared, 
reciting '"^Piie Vagabonds," and 
Charles II. Vale sang and danced 
"The Funny Old (lal." Both of these 
gentlemen have since !)ecome man- 
agers whose names are known through- 

Fred Thome as Fluellen 
in ** Heiirv V " 

(fU?»tiivii-> Ii»*vick in "The 
Two Orphans ** 



out the whole United States. The Young Apollo Club of New 

York, with Joseph White, the Cu- 
ban violinist, and Lothian's Or- 
chestra, were heard in concert on 
Sunday, April 2. 

"Uncle Tom's Cabin," with 
Mrs. G. C. Howard as Topsy, 
G. C. Howard as St. Clair, and 
George Kunkel as Uncle Tom, 
supported by the stock company, 
filled the week of April 3 to large 

Reeves's Band of Providence 
played Sunday night, April 9. 
Jarrett and Palmer's great re- 
vival of "Julius Caesar," with E. L. Davenport as Brutus, 
Lawrence Barrett as Cassius, Frank C. Bangs as Marc An- 
tony, and Milnes Levick as Caesar, drew very large houses 
the week of April 10. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Florence 
opened on April 17 in "The 
Mifj^hty Dollar" for a two weeks' 
engagement, but owing to the 
death of Barney Williams, who 
was Mrs. Florence's brother-in- 
law, the stars were obliged to be 
away on April 25, 26, 27, and 28, 
in attendance at the funeral. 
** Uncle Tom's Cabin," with 
Olivia Rand as Topsy, was hast- 


Teresa Carreno 

THE SEASON OF 1875-76 

ily substituted and the Florences returned in time to play 
**The Mighty Dollar" on the afternoon and evening of 
Saturday, April 29. 

Reverend W. H. H. Murray occupied the house for four 
Sundays, commencing April 23. 

Another week of Italian opera began on May 1, with Marie 
Palmieri, Mathilde Phillips, Adelaide Phillips, Mme. Intro- 
pidi, Signorina Persiani, Miss Cooney, Tom Karl, Gotts- 
chalk, Tagliapietra, Signor 
Palmieri, and others, as 
principals, and A. Tomasi 
as musical director. The 
operas were ** Norma," " Se- 
miramide," " La Favorita," 
and "II Trovatore." 

Mrs. D. P. Bowers, sup- 
ported by J. C. McCullom, 
appeared for two weeks 
beginning May 8 in "Eliza- 
l>eth;' "Mary Stuart/' 
** I^dy Audley's Secret," 
and "The Hunchl)ack," 
having the assistance of 
A^es Booth in the latter 
piece. Tony Pastor's Troupe came for one evening, Satur- 
day, May 13, the artists being Tony Pastor, Charles Worley, 
Frank Girard, Baby Bindley, Jennie Morgan, Lurline the 
Water Queen, Watson the Man Fish, the Brahanis, Gus Wil- 
liams, Karl Lind, Harry Kernell, Crossley and Elder, the Big 
Four (Lester, Allen, Smith, and Waldron), and Marie Whit- 


Kate Claxton and Mrs. Barry as the Two 


tingham and Master Newman. Master Newman is at present 
writing the business manager of the Garrick Theatre, New 
York City. 

Clara Louise Kellogg, John Orththe pianist, and the Boston 
Philharmonic Club volunteered at N. Lothian's benefit on 
Sunday, May 24. 

The Vokes Family came on June 5 for two weeks, presenting 

"The Belles of the Kitchen," 
"A Bunch of Berries,'' "Fun 
in a Fog," "Nan, the Good- 
for- Nothing," and "The 
Wrong Man in the Right 

Marie Aimee and her French 
company sang here the week 
of June 19 in " La Jolie Parfu- 
meuse," " La Vie Parisienne," 
and "La Fille de Madame 

Hermann, the magician, had 
a benefit on Wednesday, June 
28, when Mrs. Dauncey Mas- 
kell recited, Laura Joyce sang 
"The Minstrel Boy," the Al- 
monte Brothers performed acrobatic feats, H. S. Murdoch 
and Mrs. Fred Williams played the burletta of "Antony and 
Cleopatra," Charles Booth and Addie Scarsey rode veloci- 
pedes, Georgie Dean Spaulding played the harp, Maffilt ^nd 
Bartholomew gave the pantomime of " Robert Macaire,'* atv^ 
Hermann himself performed feats of magic. 


David Garrick 

Brother Sam 

E. A. Sotheru 

Lord Dundreary 


THE SEASON OF 1875-76 

On the afternoon and evening of July 4, the pantomime 
of **Humpty Dumpty's Centennial" was given, with MaflStt 
as Clown and Thomas Chapman as Pantaloon. Harry 
Hunter, aftenjvard the Lone Fisherman in ** Evangeline," was 
the Harlequin, and the Almonte Brothers, gymnasts, were 

George H. Tyler had a benefit on July 12, when Katie 
Putnam was seen in **The Child of the Regiment," the First 
Regiment Band and the Chelsea Brass Band played, Fan- 
nie Marsh (Mrs. Isaac B. Rich) played what was billed as 
**TTie Quarrel and Screen Scene, from W. E. Sheri- 
dan's world-famous Comedy, of *The School for Scandal,'" 
Georgie Dean Spaulding played the harp, and Maffitt and 
Bartholomew appeared in the pantomime of '*The Young 
Recruit." During the pantomime Colonel Coveney's Cele- 
brated Cadets, of East Cambridge, Mass., gave an exhibi- 
tion drill. 

Several deaths among those con- 
nected with the theatre occurred this 
season. Benjamin W. Thayer, senior 
partner in the firm of Thayer and 
Tompkins, died in Deceniljcr after 
eleven years of successful management, 
having with his partner brought the 
theatre from a rut of disastrous busi- 
ness and landed it among the best- ^^j^^. p^^^^. 
paying theatres of the world. 

W. H. Norton, the second old man of the company, died 
iluring the year, as also did Annie Winslow, who had served 
in the company several years in a minor capacity. 



Greorge Belmore broke down while playing a star engage- 
ment and died within a few days, arid Barney Williams, one 
of the Boston Theatre's favorite stars, also passed away 
during the year. 


THE SEASON OF 1876-77 

MR. Thayer's interest in the theatre was purchased by 
Noble H. Hill, a business man of this city, who previous 
to that time had not been connected with theatrical affairs, 
and the firm name was changed to Tompkins and Hill. Mr. 
Shewell was retained as manager and the following company 
was engaged: C. Leslie Allen, E. J. Buckley, D. J. Maguin- 
nis, Mark Price, Gustavus Levick, M. D. Rebus, W. F. Wallis, 
H. Rees Davies, T. M. Hunter, N. Lothian, Jr., H. A. Cripps, 
George Boles, J. W. Taylor, E. Wiley, H. J. Train, George C. 
Boniface, Jr., Mrs. Thomas Barry, Olivia Rand, Mrs. Charles 
Poole, Mrs. T. M. Hunter, 
Mrs. C. L. Allen, Blanche 
Hayden, Lizzie Hunt, Nel- 
lie Downing, Carrie Pres- 
cott, Emma Smiley, Maria 
Henley, Ida Smiley, Mar- 
ian Follett, Ruby St. Clair, 
Florence Clifford, and Mary 
Edwards. Harry Blood 
jjooil, the minstrel, was also 
engaged for the season, 
with a view to using him 
on Saturday nights and like 

OCCasi(ms. Mark Price 



Eraile Sauret 

The season opened on August 28, 1876, with Frank Mayo 

in "The Streets of New York." 

"Kit" followed for two weeks, 
with F. S. Chanfrau and the Bos- 
ton Theatre Company. 

"The Two Orphans" was re- 
vived on September 18 for two 
weeks, Kate Claxton and Marie 
Wilkins being seen in their orig- 
inal parts and E. J. Buckley 
making his first appearance in 
this city in the role of Chevalier 
de Vaudrey. 
Dion Boucicault in " The Shaugh- 
raun" filled the month of October. Victoria Woodhull lec- 
tured on Sunday evening, October 22. Anna de Belocca made 
her Boston debut on October 29, when she was heard in 
concert with Madame A. B. Maretzek 
the harpist, Cesare Cornazzoni, tenor, 
Ferranti the baritone, Emile Sauret 
the violinist, and Teresa Carreno, who 
had become a pianist. 

Madame Janauschek followed on 
October 30 in "Bleak House," "Mac- 
beth," and "Mary Stuart" for a fort- 
night. Spaulding's Bell Ringers and 
the Anacreon Club were heard on 
Sunday, November 12. 

John T. Raymond played " Colonel 
Sellers" the week of November 13. oieBuii 


THE SEASON OF 1876-77 

Ole Bull, violinist, Signora Cappiani, prima donna, Jules 
Levy, cornetist, and W. Popper, 
violoncellist, were heard in con- 
cert on Sunday evening, Novem- 
l)er 19, assisted l)y the Boston 
Theatre orchestra. 

Raymond was succeeded l)y 
Kate Claxton, who played "Con- 
science" for one week and "The 
Two Orphans" for another, the 
Madame Frochard on this oc- 
casion l>eing Madame Ivan Mi- 

On Sunday evening, Novem- 
ber 26, Ole Bull and Jules Levy 
appeared in concert, with Fanny 
Kellogg as an added attraction. 
Louise Pomeroy, a handsome 
woman who was the wife of 
the notorious 

journalist, '' Brick" Pomeroy, played her 
only starring engagement in this theatre 
the week of DeceinlKT 4, acting in ''Ro- 
meo and Juliet," **The Lady of Lyons," 
"As You Like It," and ''Macbeth." 

The |>erformancc of Saturday evening, 
December 9, was billed as a reception to 
Harry Bloodgood. The stock company 
plaved "The Chimney Corner," BlocMlcrmKl 
appeared in "Uncle Rufe's Home," "The 

John T. Ravinond lus Colonel Sellers 

Mn. Jean Davenport 


Old District School/' and "The Inquisitive Darkey/' Sena- 
_ tor Bob Hart made a stump 

^^^^^P^ speech, J. H. O'Connor sang 

^^B^m "The Elopement," the four 

wBi ^^\ Daly Brothers, Thomas, Wil- 

i|fj-f^ Wf liam, Bob, and Dan, were seen 

^^^^B^^ in songs and dances, and Char- 

^^^^^■^^^^^^^^ ley Yale appeared as Patsy 
^^^^^^^^H|^H^^^ Bolivar. The Daly Brothers, 
^^^^^^^^r ^^ ^^H especially Dan, afterward be- 
^fc^^ ^W ^^"^^ prominent as comedians, 

^^HB^ Senator Bob Hart left the stage 

^^^^K ^^^ and w^as later known as Rev. 

Hany Bioodgood ^^mcs Sutherland, the evang- 

elist, while Charley Yale is a 
successful manager. Gilmore's Band gave a concert on De- 
cember 10, 1876, the vocalist being Lillian Norton, who after- 
wards gained fame as Madame Nordica, the prima donna. 

The Brooklyn Theatre fire, in which hundreds perished, 
including H. S. Murdoch, formerly of 
the Boston Theatre Company, occurred 
about this time and had a disastrous 
effect on theatrical business all over the 
country, particularly in ' the case of Jar- 
rett and Palmer's spectacular production, 
"Sardanapalus," in which there was an 
extremely realistic fire scene. "Sardana- 
palus " was presented here on December 
11 for three weeks, with the following 

cast : Louise Pomeroy 


THE SEASON OF 1876-77 

Sardanapalus F. C. Bangs. 

Salemenes Louis Aldrich. 

Beleses C. Leslie Allen. 

Arbaees M. M. Price. 

Altada H. Rees Davies. 

Pania Gustavus Levick. 

Sferi Gene Wiley. 

Zanes George Boles. 

Balea M. I). Rebus. 

Herald T. M. Hunter. 

Myrrha Agnes Booth. 

Zarina Mrs. T. M. Hunter. 

A ^and Italian ballet was introduced, the principal dancers 
being \Dle. Malvina Bartoletti, Signer Ernesto Mascagno, 
and Miles. Palladino, Stickel, Mascarino, and Beserti. 

On January 1, 1877, Mrs. Lander, supported by Theodore 
Hamilton, appeared in a version of Hawthorne's *' Scarlet 
Letter," but this, like the previous attraction, did not draw. 

On the afternoon of Friday, January 9, a benefit was given 
to the relatives of the late H. S. Murdoch. General Mite and 
Lucia Zarate, the midgets, ap|>eared and the remainder of the 
bill was given l)y the companies of all the theatres in town. 
"A Phenomenon in a Smock Frock" was played by W. J. 
LeMoyne, James Burrows, Ix)rin Dcland, H. A. Cripps, 
Lizzie Hunt, and Olivia Rand. "Chums" was presented by 
George W. Wilson, Dr. F. A. Harris, Nat diilds, Mrs. J. II. 
Mncent, and Mary Cary. The balcony scene from *' Romeo 
and Juliet," was rendered by E. J. Buckley and Stella Boni- 
face. "Caste" was played by L. R. Shewcll,(iustavus Levick, 
C. I^eslie Allen, D. J. Maguinnis, Mrs. Thomas Barry, and 
Olivia Rand. "Jenny Lind at Last" followed, introducing 



Eliza Weathersby, W. H. Crane, N. C. Goodwin, Harry 
Hunter, Richard Golden, Harry Josephs, Cheever Goodwin, 
E. E. Rice, B. Bullock, H. Metzgar, A. Cassidy, S. Crane, 
G. Ulmer, D. P. Steele, H. A. Cripps, and M. Delahunt. 
Harry Bloodgood lectured on *'Fish," and the entertainment 

closed with the panto- 
mime of "Robert Ma- 
caire" by James S. 
Maffitt, N. D. Jones, 
I Welsh Edwards, J. V. 
Melton, A. C. More- 
land, George H. Coes, 
A. J. Leavitt, Julie Co- 
ventry, and Jennie Me- 

Professor S. S. Bald- 
win gave an expose of 
spiritualism on Sunday, 
January 21. 

Joseph Murphy ])layed 
" Kerry Gow" for a fort- 
night beginning Janu- 
ary 22. 

J. Harry Shannon, the 
Boy Orator, recited on Sunday evenincr, January 28. 

John E. Owens becran a two weeks' en^jafjement on Feb- 
ruary .5, offering "The Victims/' ''Self," "The Happiest Day 
of My Life," and "Solon Shingle/' 

Maggie Mitcheirs annual three weeks began on February 
19, when she was seen in "Mignon," later presenting "Jane 


Joseph Murphy as the Kerry Gow 

THE SEASON OF 1876-77 

Eyre," "The Pearl of Savoy," and "Little Barefoot." On the 
evening of March 10, 1877, Napier Lothian played William 
Peace to Miss Mitchell's Little Barefoot. 

J. B. Booth played "Richard III" on Saturday evening, 
March 3. 

Charles Fechter, supported by Lizzie Price, played two 
weeks, in "Monte Cristo," "Hamlet," 
"Ruy Bias," and "Don Csesar." On 
March 19 Mr. Fechter was too ill to 
play and the stock company presented 
"Rory O'More" and "The Inquis- 
itive Darkey" to a bad house. 

Eugenie Pappenheim appeared in 
German opera for one w^eek, commenc- 
ing March 26, the operas being "The 
Flying Dutchman," "Lohengrin," and 

George Riddle played "The Ro- 
mance of a Poor Young Man" on 
Saturday evening, March 31. 

Madame Janauschek returned on 
April i for two weeks of "Medea," 
"Bleak House," "Deborah," *'Mary Eugdnie Papi>eniH im 
Stuart," " Macl>eth," and " Brunhilde." 

It was during a performance of "Medea" that Theodore 
Roosevelt, afterward President of the United States, was 
eje<'ted from the gallery for creating a disturbance. He was 

then a freshman at Harvard CoIIejre and was 



one of the secret societies. He had been ordered to go into 
the up[)er gallery of the Boston Theatre in evening dress and 


applaud vociferously in all quiet scenes. This he did faith- 
fully, with the above disastrous effect upon his dignity. 

On Wednesday afternoon, April 11, 1877, New York 

and Boston amateurs played 
"Man and Wife" in aid of 
the sufferers of the Cuban war. 
Sadie Von Leer, who played 
Anne Sylvester, afterward be- 
came a star upon the pro- 
fessional stage. The bill was 
supplemented by Adelaide 
Phillips and Laura Schirmer, 
who sang the last scene of 
"Romeo and Juliet." 

At the Fast Day matinee on 
April 12, "Uncle Tom's Cab- 
in" was presented, with Harry 
Bloodgood as Uncle Tom and Mrs. G. C. Howard as Topsy. 
General B. F. Butler lectured on Sunday evening, April 15. 
Eugenie Pappenheim returned for the week of April 16, 
Pauline Canissa being added to the company. The operas 
were "Die Walkure," "Lohengrin," and "Fidelio." Acts 
from "The Flying Dutchman" were also given. Ad Neuen- 
dorf was the conductor. 

The Eighth Annual Benefit of Harry Bloodgood, on Satur- 
day evening, April 21, presented "Katy, the Hot Corn Girl" 
and a variety show, in which Bloodgood and Sam Weston 
played "He's Got to Come," and the Four Daly Brothers, 
Coleman and Dwyer, Masters Tommy and Johnny Drohan, 
and others appeared. 


Theodore Roosevelt, when in College ' 

THE SEASON OF 1876-77 

Charles Fecliter and Lizzie Price returned on April 23 for 
two weeks in "The Corsican Brothers," "Hamlet," and "The 
Lady of Lyons." 

On Saturday evening, April 28, 1877, the Massachusetts 
Rifle Association had a benefit, when "Sarah's Young Man" 
and "The Chimney Corner" were played and a prize drill 
took place l)etween Company H, First Battalion of Infantry, 
Company I), Fifth Regiment 
of Infantry, and Company 
G, Ninth Battalion. 

Ole Bull, Jules Lumbard, 
the Berger Family, and the 
Boston Theatre orchestra 
gjive a concert on Sunday, 
April 29. 

Clara Morris made her 
first appearance here as a 
star on May 7, playing " Ca- 
mille" all that week and 
"Miss Multon" all the next. 
On the first night of "Miss 
Multon*' the curtain was 
rung down after the second 
act and the money was re- 

turmn:! to the audience. Miss Morris blamed the inaiiairer 
and he blamed her for the trouble and the matter was aired 
in the newspapers. 

Mrs. Barry had a benefit on Wednesday afternoon. May !), 
when John McCulIough, Sol Smith Russell, and (ieorj^c* Rid- 
dle volunteered. At Harrv M'CJIeiien's benefit on Saturday 

IWnjaniiii F. Rutler 




Sara Jewett 

evening. May 12, Agnes Booth and Cazeneuve the magician 

were the volunteers. 

The Union Square Theatre 
Company of New York pro- 
duced "The Danicheflfs" on 
May 21 for two weeks, the com- 
pany including Charles R. 
Thome, Jr., James O'Neill, 
Louis James, Fanny Morant, 
Sara Jewett, Ida Vernon, and 
others. Mr. Thorne was taken 
ill during the first week and was 
obliged to retire from the cast, 
his part being taken by Louis 
James. Sara Jewett had a bene- 
fit on the afternoon of May 31, when "" Romeo and Juliet" 

was played, with Miss Jewett as Juliet, Louis James as Mer- 

cutio, and James O'Neill as Romeo. 
Aimee and her French Opera 

Company followed on June 4 for 

two weeks in " La Perichole," " I>a 

Belle Helene/' "I^ FiHe de Ma- 

dame Angot/' "La Jolie Parfu- 

nieuse," **La Grande Duchesse," 

"La Boulangere a des Ecus/' "Gi- 

rofle-Girofla," "La Belle Poule/' 

and "I^s Dragons de Villars." 
H. A. M'Glenen had another 

benefit on Thursday, June 21, when 

the volunteers were Joseph Proctor, 


Clara Morris 

THE SEASON OF 1876-77 

Sol Smith Russell, Sir Randall Roberts, Louis Aldrich, Archie 
Cowper, Ethel Greybrooke, and the members of the regular 

W. P. Prescott benefited on June 23, a variety show being 
given, in which Billy Morris was seen once more, Charley 
Yale was the clown in the pantomime of "Tommy Tuttle, 
the Mischief Maker," and Master Dunn (afterward Arthur 
Dunn) did a song and dance. 

A benefit for the sufferers by the St. John fire was given on 
June 28, when "Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady" was 
played by Frank Mayo, Blanche Slader, J. W. Hague, H. A. 
Cripps, N. Lothian, Jr., J. T. McNary, Annie Clarke, and 
Susan Flood. Wyzeman Marshall read, Nella F. Brown re- 
cited, Fanny Kellogg sang, Helen Mar White recited, Helen 
Potter gave impersonations, Annie Clarke played Romeo to 
Mrs. Barry's Juliet, J. W. Lanergan recited, Sol Smith Rus- 
sell was seen in his sketches, and "The Inquisitive Darkey" 
was played by J. H. Ring, T. M. Hunter, H. A. Cripps, 
Lizzie Edwards, and Nellie Downing. 

J. B. Sullivan's benefit closed the season, on Wednesday 
evening, July 11, when a mixed bill was given, including the 
" Winners of the Race," T. Mahoney (stroke) , Gookin Brothers, 
and F. Plaisted (bow). These w^ere evidently the winners of the 
Fourth of July race on the Charles River. 


THE SEASON OF 1877-78 

THE new members of the company in 1877-78 were George 
R. Parks, John T. Craven, H. E. Chase, C. Rolfe, J. H. 
Rowland, Harry Pierson, Mrs. M. A. Pennoyer, Sadie Hen- 
ley, and Emma Wynian. 

George Parks remained here for several seasons, as did most 
of the others. He went from this theatre to the Boston Mu- 
seum, where he met and married Elizabeth Robins, a mem- 
ber of the stock company at that theatre, who has since won 

fame as a novelist. Mr. Parks 
^g0M^ committed suicide by drown- 

f^^ ing in 1887. 

■f^^* f John T. Craven died re- 

"^ ^ ^ cently in New York, having 

been for some years principal 
comedian of the Castle Square 
Theatre in Boston, where he 
was a fijreat favorite. 

H. E. Chase married Mis.w 
Emma Wyman,a fellow mem 
bcr of the company, and die 
a few years since, leaving 
reputation as a faithful, pair 
taking actor. 

Eugene W. Presbrey E. WilcV, SOmctimes bi^ 


THE SEASON OF 1877-78 

as Gene Wiley, was Eugene Wiley Presbrey, now well known 
as a producing stage-manager, and the author of several suc- 
cessful plays, notably "Raffles," and 
"The Right of Way." 

C. Rolfe was in private life Charles 
Rohlfs, whose wife is Anna Katha- 
rine Green, the author of **The 
Leavenworth Case" and many other 
rapidly selling detective stories. 

Mrs. M. A. Pennoyer has left the 
stage and is now living in retirement 
in Dorchester. 

Sadie Henley married H, A. Cripps, 
another member of the company, her 
sister Maria having previously l)e- 
come Mrs. Rufus Scott. 

Lawrence McCarty joined the com- 
pany this season as call-boy, from 
which position he gradually arose 
successively to the offices of prompter, 

stage-manager, traveling manager, business managi^r of the 
Park Theatre under Eugene Tompkins, and finally manager 
of the Boston Theatre itself. 

The season ojx'ned on August 20 with the livers Sisters 
Combination and Sam Lucas in '*()ut of Bondage," the com- 
|>any l)eing composed entirely of colored jKTformcrs. 

The Campl)ell Comedy Company in ''How Women l/ove, 
a Story of the Sierras," followed on August '^T, with two weeks 
of light business. 

F. S. Chanfrau in " Kit" followed for two weeks, opening on 


Lydia Thompson as Hohinson 


September 17, 1877, the day of the dedication of the Soldiers' 
Monument on Boston Common. 

Lydia Thompson began on October 1 a two weeks* stay in 
"Robinson Crusoe," "Oxygen," and "Bluebeard." Her 
company included Willie Edouin, Fred Marshall, Horatio 
Saker, William Forrester, Marie Williams, Alice Atherton, 
Ella Chapman, Marion Elmore, Lena Merville, Emily Dun- 
can, Lavinia Hogan, the Winner 
Sisters, Bessie Temple, and Alice 

Mary Anderson made her first 
Boston appearance on October 15, 
1877, in "Evadne." She stayed 
but one week, acting also in " Guy 
Mannering," "Ion," "Romeo and 
Juliet," and "Ingomar." The 
houses were small, though in after 
years she became a strong attrac- 

A two weeks' season of opera 
followed on October 22, with Eu- 
genie Pappenheim, Mathilde Wilde, Adelaide Phillips, Alex- 
andre Human, Charles R. Adams, W. T. Carleton, Christian 
Fritsch, Tagliapietra, George Werrenrath, and others as prin- 
cipals, and Max Maretzek as conductor. The operas were 
"Les Huguenots," "Der Freischutz," "Lohengrin." "D 
Trovatore," "Robert le Diable," "Fidelio," "Faust," and 
" Lucrezia Borgia." 

On October 31 a benefit was given to the family of tkie\^^^ 
Edwin Adams, when E. A. Sothern brought his entitle ^^^' 


Mary Anderson 


The great event of the season, and one which proved to be 
a turning-point in the history of the theatre, placing it among 
the highest of the producing theatres of the United States, was 
the spectacular production of "The Exiles," a play which had 
been purchased from the authors in Paris by Eugene Tomp- 
kins, son of the senior member of the firm of managers. Large 
sums of money had been spent upon the scenery, costumes; 
and accessories, and the instantaneous success of the piecfe 
proved that the pubHc appreciated the Hberality of the man- 
agement. The programme of the opening night read as 
follows : 

December 10th, 1877, first performance of 

A Drama in 5 acts, adapted from the French of Victorien Sardou, Eugene 
Nus and Prince Lubomirsky by L. R. Shewell. (Copyright, 1877, by 
Tompkins and Hill.) 

The Scenery bv Charles S. Getz, assisted by John Sommer. 

Music by N. Lothian. 

Costumes by Miss A. Endress. 

Uniforms by Jordan, Marsh and Co. 

Stage Architecture by W. P. Prescott. 

Properties by J. B. Sullivan. 

Calcium I^ights and Effects by G. Osborn. 

Distribution of Characters : 

M. Max de Ivussieres, a wealthy Frenchman Louis James. 

(Who, through the courtesy of John T. Ford, Esq., has been 
specially engaged to create this part.) 
Ar. Schelm, Chief of the oth Bureau of Imperial 

Police L. B. Shewell. 



Count Wladimir Lanine 

Ed. J. Buckley. 

Count Palkine, his 


Mark Price. 

Carcassin, Crimean 

Soldier, servant to Max 

D. J. Maguinnis. 

Nicholas PopoflF, Violinist 

C. Leslie AUen. 

The Grand Duke Prince Pierre, Commander 

in Chief 

H. R. Davies. 

Ludoff ) 
Toltoi i 

Agents of 

J. T. Craven. 
( G. Wiley. 


Surgeon Major 

G. Parks. 


r R. J. Dillon. 


Leaders of 

J. H. Howland. 


a Nihilist 

C. Rolfe. 



J. Casey. 




George Davis. 



H. Lowe. 



H. E. Wilcox. 



H. Hines. 


. J. T. McNary. 

Stanavoi, Chief Overseer of the Russian Vil- 


H. E. Chase. 

Tjanor, a Tartar Boatman 

W'. Armstrong. 

Lieutenant Mikaloff 

H. A. Cripps. 

Colonel Murdoff 

S. Spencer. 

Captain Golok 

E. Young. 

Mile. Xadege Lanin 

i\ Wladimir's sister. 

(specially engaged 

) Miss Marie Wainwright. 

Countess Tatiana L 

anine, wife to Wladimir 

Mrs. T. M. Hunter. 

Ladies, Cienlloinen, 

Russians, Peasants, Bridesmaids, Attendants, Ser\*- | 

ants. Populace, P 

ages. Musicians, Agents of 

[\)lice. Spies, Conspirators, 1 

Exiles, Sil)erians, 

Tartars, Soldiers and Cos 

sacks bv a Host of Auxil- 1 



Act 1. Tal^lcau I. Bureau of Police in St. Petersburg. Tableau IL 
Square of Shcrhakoff. 


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Act 2. Tableau I. Fete in Prince Pierre's Palace. Tableau II. Interior 
of ^1 Rue Sherbakoff. Conspirators in Council. 

Act S. Tableau I. In Exile. Escape. Tableau II. Cross Road of the 
Stone Pillar. 

Act 4. Tableau I. The Governor's House in Siberia. The Conflagra- 

Act 5. Tableau I. Ferryman's Hut on the Angara. Tableau II. Apart- 
ments of the Commandant in the Citadel at Irkutsk. 

"The Exiles'' ran ten weeks to gratifyingly profitable 
receipts and was followed on February 11, 1878, by John 
McCulIough in a production of "Coriolanus" which held 
the stage for two weeks, the third being filled by the same 
star in "Richard III," " Virginius," "Othello," "King Lear," 
"The Gladiator," and "Jack Cade." 

Edwin Booth, supported by Joseph Wheelock, J. Clinton 
Hall, and the stock company, appeared for the next three 
weeks in his usual tragic repertoire. 

Marie Waiiiwrighi Mari»» Rozo 



"The Danites'' was played for a fortnight beginning 
March 25 by McKee Rankin, Kittie Blanchard, Louis Al- 
drieh, Charles T. Parsloe, and the Boston Theatre Com- 

Two weeks of Italian opera followed, introducing Marie 
Roze, Clara Louise Kellogg, Annie Louise Cary, Mme. Gui- 

dotti, Miss Lancaster, FrapoUi, 
Tom Karl, Verdi, Conly, Gotts- 
chalk, and Charles R. Adams in 
the more familiar operas. 

A performance of "Romeo and 
Juliet *' was given on the evening 
of Saturday, April IS, with W, E. 
Nowlan, Jr., a local novice, as 
Romeo, Mary Cary as Juliet, 
Charles A. Stedman as MercutiOt 
Stuart Clarke as Tybalt, Frank 
Carlos as Benvolio, Frank Whit- 
cher as Friar La\%Tence, T. H. 
Burns as Peter, Alfred Selwyn as 
Paris, John Davies as Capulet, S. E. Springer as the A[>othe- 
cary, Charles Lothian as Balthazar, Hattie Randall as the 
Page, Mrs. C. L. Allen as Lady Capulet, and Lizzie Anderson 
as the Nurse. 

Joseph Jefferson was seen as "Rip Van Winkle" for two 
weeks, commencing April 22. 

Cullender's Georgia Minstrels ap(>eared on Saturday even- 
ing, April 27. 

Maggie Moore and J. C. Williamson played the week of 
May 6 in "Struck Oil," and "The Chinese Question/' Mr. 


Willie PMouin 

THE SEASON OF 1877-78 

Williamson has since become a highly successful manager in 

The Colville Folly Company, a successor to the Lydia 
Thompson Company, filled the five weeks beginning May 13 
with **The Bal>es in the Wood," 
**Piff Paff," *' Robinson Crusoe," 
and ** Oxygen." The members of 
the company were Eme Roseau, 
Willie Edouin, Marion Elmore, 
Lina Merville, William Forrest- 
er, Alice Atherton, William Gill, 
Marie Williams, Ada I^e, Elinor 
Deering, Kate Everleigh, Lavinia 
Hogan, Annie Deacon, Annie Win- 
ner, Susie Winner, Bessie Temple, 
liessie Turner, Jenny Clark, Mary 
Winner, Clara White, Nancy Tar- 
but and Messrs. Bohrer, De Smith, 
Aml)erg, and Har[)er. H. Sator 

was the musical director. Elnui Dehiro was added to the 
company for the part of Su/.cl in ''Oxygen." 

On the (Krasion of II. A. McCilcncn's benefit on May i'i. 
1H7H, John McCuIlough played ( laudc Mchiotte in ''The 
I^idy of Lyons" to the Pauline of Mary Anderson. 

The season closed on June 17 with a benefit to Willie 
Edouin, when "Oxygen" was presented, with a scene from 
**BIue Beard" and three scenes from '^Robinson Crusoe." 
R<H'ves\s American Band of Providence |)layed and I). J. 
Maguinnis sang his own composition, ''The Christening. ' 

J. C. Williamson 


THE SEASON OF 1878^79 

LR. Shewell concluded his term of service as manager 
at the end of the season of 1877-78, and for the next two 
years the programme was headed, simply, Tompkins and HiU» 
Proprietors. Early in the autumn of Its 7 8, however, Eu|jcDe 
Tompkins assumed the reins, which he eotitiiiiHHl to hoM 
until his retirement from business in 190U althuiigii his nmne 
did not appear upon the bills UDtil AugiKst, 1880, 

The company for 1878-79 coDifjrised Louis Jamrs, Harry 
Edwards, C. Leslie Allen, D. J, ilaguinnis, Mark Price. J, 
W. Hague, A. Z. Chipman, Horace Lewis, Georgtp R, Parki, 
Stephen E. Springer, H. E. Chase, Geue Wiley, E. Y, Backus, 


Horace Lewis 

£. Y. Backus 



"Way Down East'* and other successful plays. A. Z. Chip- 
man married Minnie Moulton, who was sometimes seen 

in minor roles in this com- 
pany» being also billed as 
Blanche Moulton. 

The season opened t%ith a 
production of "The Two 
Mothers/' a drama founded 
on the famous Tlchbome 
ease, which ran three weeks, 
being followed by the peren* 
nial " Kit,'* for two weeks. 

Mary Anderson began a 
two weeks' engagement on 
ZoeTuttieasCosette September SO, presenting 

"The Hunchback," "Borneo 
and Juliet," "Macbeth," and "Ingomar." 

On October 14 a dramatization of Victor Hugo's "Les 
Miserables," entitled '*Cosette," was produced. It ran five 
weeks, but did not meet with great success. The cast was as 
follows : 

Jean Valje«in and M. Madeleine 


M. Myriel 

The Thenadier 


M()ntj)a masse 


President of Court 



Louis James. 
Mark M. Price. 

C. I^slie Allen. 

D. J. Ma^uinnis. 
J. W. Hague. 

S. E. Springer. 
S. E. Springer. 
Chas. Addison. 
A. Z. Chipman. 
Gene Wilev. 



evening, November 3, and again 

Marie Roze-Mapleson 

Franz Rummel were heard in 
concert on Sunday, December 27. 
Her Majesty's Opera Com- 
pany, under the management of 
Colonel J. H. Mapleson, was 
heard in Italian opera for the 
following fortnight, the artists 
at the head of the organization 
being Etelka Gerster, Minnie 
Hauk, Marie Roze, Parodi, Si- 
nico, Frapolli, Galassi, Campa- 
nini, Del Puente, and Lablache; 


on December 8, being as- 
sisted on the latter occa- 
sion by the singer, lima di 

"The Exiles'' was re- 
vived on November 18 
and ran four weeks, Harry 
Edwards replacing L. R. 
Shewell as Schelm. 

" The Two Mothers" was 
revived for the week of 
December 16, and the 
following week the stock 
company played " Uncle 
Tom's Cabin," Louis 
James taking the role of 
Uncle Tom. 

Edouard Remenyi and 


THE SEASON OF 1878-79 

the operas l>eing "II Trovatore," "La Sonnambula," "The 
Marriage of Figaro," "Carmen," "I Puritani," "Rigoletto," 
"Faust," and "The Magie Flute." "Carmen" was first heard 
in Boston on Friday, January 3, 1879, Minnie Hauk being 

Carmen, Campanini Don Jose, and Del Puente the Tore- 
ador. Mme. Sinieo was the Miehaela. The ballet (livertisife- 
merit "Les Papillons" was presented as an afterpiece for 
*'La Sonnambula." 

John McCullough l)egan a three weeks' enjjagement on 
January 13, 1879, giving "Pizarro," "Brutus," "Virginius," 



•* Richard HI," "Henry VHI," "Julius Caesar," "Macbeth," 

"Othello," and "Jack Cade." 

The first Elks' Benefit took place 
on Thursday afternoon, January 23, 
1879, the volunteers being the Boston 
Theatre Company in "The Irish Tu- 
tor," and the fifth act of "The Mer- 
chant of Venice," Myron W. Whitney, 
Brown's Brigade Band, Tony Pastor, 
Maude Granger, Emily Rigl, and 
H. A. Weaver in a scene from "Al- 
most a Life," E. J. Buckley in recita- 
tion, a scene from "Evangeline" with 
George S. Knight, E. A. Locke, Harry 

Josephs, and N. D. Jones, George Thatcher in "The Villain 

Etelka Gerster 

Tlraa di Murska 

Minnie Uauk as Carmen 


THE SEASON OF 1878-79 

Franz Kuminel 

Still Pursued Her," John F. 
Sheridan and Alicia Jourdain, 
Delehanty and Hengler, Harry 
Montague the singer, Kelly and 
Ryan, Forest and Francis, 
Charles Vivian, who was the 
founder of the Elks, and Rel 
Mueab the Fire King. The re- 
ceipts were $1962.80. 

The Strakosch Italian Opera 
Company sang for a fortnight 
beginning February 3 in the 

customary operas, the artists being 
^^^^^^ Marie Litta, Kellogg, Cary, Miss Lan- 

^^r^^^^ caster, Uma di Murska, and Charles 

^^M ^^_^ R. Adams. Dion Boucicault played 

^^B ^^^ "The Shaughraun" for two weeks 

commencing February 17, and "Ar- 
rah na Pogue" for the third week, 
John Brougham l)eing es|)ecially en- 
gaged for the j)art 
of Major Bagonal 
O'CJrady in the 
latter piece. 
Stimulated by 
the success of Sardou's play, "The Ex 
iles/* Messrs. Tompkins and Hill com- 
missioned M. Sardou to write a play 
expressly for the Boston llieatrc. He 
did so, the result being "Andre Fortier, 


George Thatcher 

(itMievii'vc Ward 


S. L. Studley 

the Hero of the Calaveras," which was pro- 
duced with great attention to detail and a 
fine cast on March 11, 187&. It ran four 
weeks, but without success. It was not a 
good play. 

On Wednesday afternoon, March 12, 1879, 
a wrestling match between Colonel J. H. Mc- 
Laughlin and John McMahon drew $1802.50. 

T. E. Halleck, manager of the Siege of Paris 
Cyclorama, benefited on Sunday, March 16, 
the attractions being Reeves's American Band, 
the Ninth Regiment Band, the Alpine Quar- 
tette, the Orpheus Quartette, Dora Wiley, 
WilHam Hamilton, and Master Charles F. 
Higgins, vioHnist. 

Gre ne V i e ve 
Ward played her only starring 
engagement in this house dur- 
ing the week of April 7, 1879, 
when she was seen in 
"Jane Shore," "Hen- 
ry VIII," "The Mer- 
chant of Venice," and 

Gilbert and Sulli- 
van's opera, "H. M. 
S. Pinafore," was pro- 
duced on April 14, 

1879, with the best 

cast that could be 


Mary Beebe 

lUry H^\>e 

Isabel MrCulloch 

deorKiji Oiyvan 

H. G. B^nuibee 

M. W. Whitney 

Tom Karl 

G^orice Frothingfaam 

Adelai.le Phillip?. 

H. M. S. IMi.afore — 1879 

Gu^ Karnmerloc 


procured, Messrs. Tompkins and Hill having commissioned 
Miss E. H. Ober to engage the singers without regard to 
cost. It ran seven weeks to phenomenal business. The cast 
was as follows : 

Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. H. C. Barnabee. 

Captain Corcoran M. W. Whitney. 

Ralph Rackstraw Tom Karl. 

Dick Dead eye George Frothingham. 

Bill Bobstay Arthur Hitchcock. 

Bob Beckett Frank L. Crowell. 

Tom Bowlin George R. Titus. 

Tom Tucker, Midshipmite Gertrude Calef. 

Josephine Mary Beebe. 

Little Buttercup Isabella McCulloch. 

Hebe Georgia Cay van. 

Marguerite Brickett, Mrs. J. B. Mullen, Mrs. W. H. Gilbert, 
Minnie Moulton, Mrs. A. Demont, Stella Hatch, Jessie Hatch, 
Mrs. B. E. Currier, Alice Barnicoat, Ida F. Thoreau, Vililla 
Chase, Viola Parker. 

Mrs. Delia Smith, Miss H. A. Brown, Mrs. Charles Pratt, Carrie 
Lothian, C. E. Gooch, E. E. Edwards, Jennie Robinson, Mrs. A. 
N. Nicholson, Misses Charlotte Blair, Gertrude Parsons, Fannie 
Dudley, Emma Wyman. 

Charles Winter, J. J. Maloney, James Montgomery, E. D. Dan- 
iels, H. A. Cripps, C. Danforth, George E. Boyle, J. E. Buigess, 
C. T. Sylvester, H. E. Bonney, F. L. Crowell, H. Waterston, 
Curtis Adams. 

William Whitney, D. F. Zerrahn, J. A. Harrington, A. J. Hub- 
bard, H. L. Bradecn, J. C. Turner, J. L. Gilbert, J. Burchmore. 


THE SEASON OF 1878-79 

F. Fenniman, H. C. Jordan. H. F. Dixie, C. H. Reed, J. A. Baker, 
and Park S. Rush. 

Direetor of Chorus S. L. Studley. 

Pn>nipter N. Lothian, Jr. 

From this company the famous Boston Ideal Oj>era Com- 
|>any was formed, being in its turn succeeded l)y the Boston- 
ians, a highly popular and successful opera company which 
was decidedly the best organization of its kind that this 
country has ever known. 

At Mrs. Barry's benefit on May 
3, her daughter Fanny made her 
debut, playing Clara in "Hunted 

At D. J. Maguinnis's benefit on 
May 10, Georgia Cayvan made 
her debut on the dramatic stage, 
playing Sally Scraggs in ** Sketches 
in India." 

At Rachel Noah's benefit on 
May 17, Xorah Barllett made her 
debut as Julia in "The Hunch- (leori^e Frothiuj^'ham 


At II. A. M'Glenen*s benefit on May ^4, John McCullough 
played Ingomar to the Parthcnia of Marv Anderson. 

"Fatinitza" was produced on June i and ran two weeks, 
Adelaide Phillips, W. II. Fessenden, Alice (^irk\ Rachel Noah, 
George Parks, and John T. Craven being added to the ''Pina- 
fore" company. 

Haverly's Mastodon Minstrels closed tlu* season with a 
week of good business, opening on June 1(5. 


THE SEASON OF 1879-80 

THE company for 1879-80 was made up as foUov 
Thomas W. Keene, E. J. Buckley, Harry Edwar< 
D. J. Maguinnis, C. Leslie Allen, Mark Price, J. W. Hagi 
J. T. Craven, A. Z. Chipman, S. E. Springer, H. E. Cha 
George Parks, Gene Wiley, H. A. Cripps, William H. Spenc 
W. R. Falls, J. W. Taylor, J. Armstrong, Mrs. Barry, Racl 
Noah, Mrs. Pennoyer, Adelaide Detchon, Clara B. Flaj 
Fannie Dudley, Julia Dillon, Lizzie A. Moore, Ella Snul< 
Sadie Morris, Lizzie Rechelle, and Gertie Blanchard. 
A company composed entirely of colored people sa 

Thomas W. Keene 

Henry E. Dixey 


THE SEASON OF 1879-80 

**H. M. S. Pinafore*' the week of July 7. Business was 
extremely bad. 

Ilaverly's Genuine 
Colored Minstrels filled 
the week of August 18, 
Billy Kersands, Sam Lu- 
cas, Wallace King, Dick 
Little, Tom Mcintosh, 
Bob Mack, Pete Devo- 
near, James Bland, the 
Bohee Brothers, Sykes 
and Woodson, William 
Allen the j>edestal danc- 
er, and Alex. Brown the 
imitator being among 
the entertainers. They 
were followed by Em- 
erson's Megatherian Minstrels, who a|)|>eared the week of 

August 25, the principal jK*rformers 
being Billy Emerson, Schoolcraft and 
Coes, Ijew Simmons, the Three Uan- 
kins, Scamon, Somers and the Girard 
Brothers, Harry Robinson, Alfred Lis- 
ton, J. A. Barney, II. W. Frilhnan, 
Arthur Cook, and the song and dance 
teams of Gibson and Binney, Walsh 
and King, Ilaverly and (iibbs. Parks 
and Donovan, Lyons and I^eary, and 
Kelly and O'Brien. 
Bartley Campbell F. C. Burnand's farcical comedy 

Dickie Liiigard 



William Harris 

Boulogne" was presented for two weeks, beginning Septem- 
ber 1, Dickie Lingard, and W. 
H. Lytell being especially en- 

F. S. Chanfrau followed on 
September 15 for two weeks 
in "Kit." 

The Boston Ideal Opera 
Company opened on Sep- 
tember 29 for four wrecks of 
"Pinafore" and "Fatinitza." 
Louis Aldrich, Charles T. 
Parsloe, and the New York 
Union Square Theatre Com- 
pany played Bartley Camp- 
bell's greatest success, "My Partner," for tw^o weeks, com- 
mencing October 27. 

Maurice Grau's French Opera 

Company, with Paola Marie, An- 

gele, Gregoire, Victor Capoul, and 

Juteau, in "La Fille de Madame 

Angot," "La Grande Duchesse," 

"Girofle-Girofla," "La Perichole," 

" Les Brigands," " Mignon," " Barbe 

Bleue," and -La Belle Helene," 

filled the weeks of November 10 

and 17. 

Thomas W. Keene joined the 

company as leading man and also 

made his first appearance in this 


Catherine Lewis 

THE SEASON OF 1879-80 

city in "Drink," a dramatization by Charles Reade of Emile 
Zola's "L'Assoramoir," which was produced on November 
24, 1879. L. R. She well, Florence Chase, and Ada Oilman 
were especially engaged. Although a powerful play and ex- 
ceedingly well acted, " Drink" ran but four weeks. The entire 
cast was as follows : 




Mes Bottes 


Bee Sail 


Pere Colombe 



Phoebe Sage 


Madame Rouge 




Thomas W. Keene. 
I-. R. Shewell. 
E. J. Buckley. 
D. J. Maguinnis. 
S. E. Springer. 
John T. Craven. 
Gene Wiley. 
\V. H. Spencer. 
Rachel Noah. 
Florence Chase. 
Ada (vilman. 
Little Gertrude. 
Mrs. Treville. 
Clara B. Flagg. 
Fannie Dudley. 
Julia Dillon. 

The stock company presented *'I)ot" and ''Katherine and 
Petruchio" for the week of December 22, and Thomas W. 
Keene was seen as Richard III on Saturday eveninc;, Decem- 
ber 27. 

Mapleson's Her Majesty's Opera Company hefjan a two 
weeks' season on December 29, the chief sinjj^ers l)einfj Mari- 
raon, Valleria, Gary, Ambre, Campanini, Del Puente, La- 
blache, Galassi, Riincio, David, and Behrens, who sanjj in 
"La Sonnambula," "Martha,'' '*La Fijjiia del Rejxgimento," 


' Aida," " Linda di Chamouni." 

Denman Thompson as Joshua 
Whitcorab in 1879 

present the leading spirits in the 
association of vaudeville man- 
agers of America. George Mil- 
bank, who afterward successfully 
managed the Palace Theatre and 
Austin and Stone's Museum, was 
seen in the negro character of 
Sambo, in "The Comanches." 
Harris and Carroll did a mus- 
ical sketch entitled "School vs. 
Mischief/* Mr. Harris later be- 


' Faust," " II Flauto Magico/' 
"Rigoletto/' and **Dino- 
rah." Rossini's "Stabat 
Mater" was sung on the 
evening of Sunday, Janu- 
ary 4, 1880. 

At the Elks' Benefit on 
January 8, 1880, Hartley 
Campbell, the playwright, 
recited his own poem, "My 
Baby of Tuscaloo," and 
Fred F. Levantine was seen 
in feats of equilibrium. Mr. 
Levantine afterward as- 
sumed his own name and 
became Fred F. Proctor, 
of the firm of Keith and 
Proctor of New Yoric, at 

F. F. Proctor 

THE SEASON OF 1879-80 

came a meml>er of the firm of Rich and Harris, managers 
of the Hollis Street Theatre, the Howard Athenaeum, the 
Boston Museum, and the Colonial, Park, and Tremont 
Theatres in Boston. The Snow Brothers, acrobats, who also 
a|)|>eared, included Ben Snow, who has been for many years 
stage-manager of the Grand Dime and the Bowdoin Sf|uare 

Harry Bloodgood's Minstrels were seen on the evening of 
Januar}' 10, Press Eldredge, Rol^ert I'yrrell, Alfred Liston, 
Charley Brickwood, and E. Kerwan lieing among the per- 

Denman Thompson made his first appearance in the Boston 
Theatre on January 12, 1880, when he presented "Joshua 
Whitcomb" for a four weeks' run with this cast: 

Tncle Josh, an old Jackson Democrat Denman Thompson. 

Roundy Ignacio Martinetti. 

John Martin (\ H. Clark. 

Frederick Dolby Walter dale. 

Cy Prime (leorge Bean. 

Bill Johnson U. Benson. 

Reul)en Whitcomb Fnnl Peters. 

Mr. Burroughs (i. Adams. 

Sam Foster D. Nourse. 

Tot Julia Wilson. 

Nellie Primrose I sal wile Coe. 

Susan Martin \'ir^nnia Bray. 

Mrs. Johnson E<lna WeiMlen. 

Aunt Matilda Mrs. I). Nourse. 

Amantha Bartlett Blanche Vau^han. 

Aunt Martha Miss E. H()<^ers. 

Mary Anderson followed on February 9, l)cint; sup|)orted by 



John W. Norton and Milnes Levick. She remained two weeks, 

playing "Evadne," "The 
Hunchback," "Ingomar," 
"Love," and "The Lady of 

At a concert for the Relief 
of Ireland, on Sunday, Feb- 
ruary 22, Lawrence Barrett, 
Bartley Campbell, Sol Smith 
Russell, Georgia Cayvan, and 
Mary M. Tucker recited, 
H. C. Barnabee, W. H. Fes- 
senden, Mary Beebe, and 
Mathilde Phillips sang, Ella 
Chamberlin whistled, and 
Lothian's Orchestra and the 

Leonora Braham and Madeline Lucette 
in " Princess Toto " 

Verdi Quartette were also 
heard. Bartley Campbell's 
play, "The Galley Slave," 
was given for three weeks, 
commencing on February 
23, a strong company being 
engaged in its presentation, 
including Lillie Glover, 
Marie Prescott, Nellie 
Barbour, Mrs. C. Stoneall, 
Charlotte Neville, Winnie 
Shannon, Joseph Wheel- 
ock, Frank E. Aiken, 

Greorge Milbank 


THE SEASON OF 1879-80 

John Drew 

J. B. Booth, Owen Fawcett, H. S. Duffield, and J. V. Arl- 

** Princess Toto," a comic opera 
by W. S. Gin>ert and Frederic 
Clay, was sung for three weeks 
from March 15, the company 
including Leonora Braham, Ma- 
deline Lucette, H. W. Montgom- 
er}\ William Hamilton, W. A. 
Paul, J. C. Campbell, and Oliver 

John A. Stevens played "The 
Unknown*' the week of April 5. 

Hon. John Kelly of New York lectured on Sunday, April 
11, for the benefit of St. Mary's Infant Asylum. 

Joseph Jefferson in " Rip Van Winkle,'* sup- 
ported by Henrietta Vaders and members of the 
Boston Theatre Company, filled the weeks of 
w^v r^m April 12 and 19. 
i^ *4l Colonel Robert (J. Injjersoll lectured for the 
* I nT I first time in this theatre on Sunday evening, 
April 18, 1880, his subject bcinfj "The (lods/* 
and a fortnight after that date Otis Mills lec- 
tured on "Ingersoll Answered." 

Joseph Pr(K»t()r played '*Ni(*k of the Woods** 
on the evening of April *24. 

The Ideal ()|>era Company presented "The 

J* Sorcerer" the week of April "iiy, ** Pinafore*' the 
1^ week of May 3, and *'Thc Prince of Palermo/' 
a version of Suppe's *' Boccaccio," the weeks 



A<ia Kehati 


of Alay 10 and 17. H.A.M'Glenen had a benefit on the even- 
ing of May 15, when Thomas W. Keeneand Mary Anderson 
were seen together in the play of "Love." 

Augustin Daly's Company, with Catherine I^wis, John 
Drew, Ada Rehan, and others of the Daly favorites, was seen 
in "Arabian Night" the week of May 24 and in "The Royal 
Middy" the weeks of May 31 and June 7. Although Mr. 
Daly's company afterward became a most potent attraction, 
it utterly failed to draw at this time. 

J. M. Hill's company in "All the Rage," a lavishly ad- 
vertised organization, headed by Frank Hardenbergh, closed 
the season with the week of June 14. Despite its advertising, 
the play was unable to attract. 

On Wednesday, June 30, 1880, a benefit was given to E. E. 
Rice, when ''Evangeline" was given with a somewhat ex- 
traordinary cast. Le Blanc was played by Sol Smith Russell, 
Richard Golden, and George W. Howard. Dora Wiley and 
Vernona Jarbeau were the Evangelines ; Harry Josephs and 
George K. Fortescue the Catherines ; James S. Maffitt, Harry 
Hunter, and Alice Atherton the Lone Fishermen ; Alice Ather- 
ton and Louise Searle the Gabriels ; Laura Joyce played the 
small part of Mary Ann, Harry E. Dixey was the policeman, 
Willie Edouin and E. E. Rice the two deserters, John J. Mc- 
Nally the Headsman, and the chorus was billed to include 
Louis Aldrich, Charles T. Parsloe, Tony Hart, M. W. Fiske, 
J. J. Sullivan, N. D. Jones, Dexter Smith, Woolson Morse, 
John Sheridan, Louis Goullaud, W. W. Allen, May Ten 
Broeck, Pauline Hall, Emma Duchateau, and many others. 


THE SEASON OF 1880-81 

Ei'GENE Tompkins was first billed as manager in August, 
1880, when the roster of the company was as follows : 
Mark Price, D. J. Maguinnis, C. Leslie Allen, M. J. Jordan, 
Frank S. Hartshorn, George R. Parks, Otis Skinner, S. E. 
Springer, J. T. Craven, H. E. Chase, J. W. Taylor, Arthur 
Moulton, H. A. Cripps, E. Y. Backus, Master Harry Wood- 
ruff, Margaret Lanner, Rachel Noah, Mrs. M. A. Pennoyer, 
25oe Tuttle, Charlene Weidman, and Mary Tucker. Scenic 
artists, Charles S. Getz, John Sommer, J. S. Getz, Richard 
Gannon; Machinist, W. P. Prescott; Properties, J. B. Sulli- 
van; Gas Engineer, George Sevey; Stage-Director, N. Lo- 

Otis Skinnpr 

Mast<T llarrv W(KK!ruff 



thian, Jr. ; Prompter, L. J. McCarty ; Musical Director, N. 
Lothian; Treasurer, John M. Ward; Comptroller, Henry 
Morrison ; Business Agent, H. A. M'Glenen. Of the dramatic 
company, Otis Skinner and Harry WoodruflF are now success- 
ful stars. Mark Price, Leslie Allen, M. J. Jordan, J. W. Tay- 
lor, H. A. Cripps, and E. Y. Backus are still in the theatrical 
profession. Margaret Lanner has been lost sight of by the 

present writer. Rachel Noah 
and Mrs. Pennoyer are living in 
retirement in Boston. All the 
others have joined the silent 

The season opened on August 
23, with a three weeks' run of 
'* Hearts of Oak," introducing 
James A. Heme, Frank E. 
Aiken, W. H. Crompton, Grene- 
vieve Rogers, and others. 

Colonel Ingersoll lectured on 
"Liberty" on Sunday evening 
August 29. 

F. S. Chanfrau came for his 
annual engagement on September 13, in the ever-popular 
" Kit," for only two weeks this time. 

Annie Pixley, supported by John McDonough and her own 
company, played "^^liss" for two weeks, beginning Septem- 
ber 27. 

Ix^ivitt's Grand English Opera Burlesque Company sang 
the burlesque of "Carmen" the week of October 11, and **La 
Fille (hi Tambour Major" the week of October 18. This 


Annie Pixley 

THE SEASON OF 1880-81 

company was headed by Selina Delaro and Marie Williams 
and included such artists as Alma Stanley, Fannie Wentworth, 
Adelaide Praeger, Daisy Ramsden, Camille Delmar, Lizzie 
Mulholland, James A. Meade, and Mat Ilobson. 

The house having l)een closed on Monday, A. D'Ennery 
and Jules Verne's spectacular drama, '*The Voyagers in 
Southern Seas, or the Children of Captain Grant," was pro- 
ducked on Tuesday, October 26, 1880, with this cast: 

Captain Grant 




Lord Glenar\*on 




C^aptain Wilson 




Hotel Keeper 

Ijady AralH'lla 

James (vrant 

Mary (Jrant 

Hol>ert Cirant 


Frank I^wlor. 

C. Ix^slie Allen. 

D. J. Maguinnis. 
Mark M. Price. 
Otis Skinner. 
George R. Parks. 
M. J. Jordan. 
John T. Craven. 
S. E. Springer. 
H. E. diase. 

E. Y. Ba( kus. 
H. A. Cripps. 
Arthur Moulton. 
Mrs. M. A. Pcinioyer. 
Rachel Noah. 

Mary Tucker. 

Master Harry Woodruff. 

C^harlcnc Weidman. 

This piece ran until Christmas. A ballot was imported from 
Europe, with Elena Cornalha and Ernestina Bossi as pre- 
mieres, (iipjia Ripamonti, Mauree MarechaK liconilda Del 
Santis, and Michaela Na[)pa as secondas, and Ariel the Fly- 
ing Dancer as a special feature. Marie Bonfanti later re- 
pla(*ed Comalba as premiere, the latter beinfj eompi*lled by 



Elena Cornalba 

illness to return home. Costumes, models, and designs were 
brought from London and Paris, the entire production being 
on a more lavish scale than had ever be- 
fore been seen in this country. This was 
the first of the Boston Theatre spectacles 
to gain fame throughout the country, and 
was followed in after-years by many more 
of its kind. 

i-^Ll ilr^ W Several Sunday concerts were heard 

^IB- j y -" ^ ■ ^bout this time, with such special features 
as the Spanish Students, Jules Levy, the 
Boston Cadet Band, etc. 
Mapleson's Opera 
Company began a three 
weeks' season on Decem- 
ber 27, the principals 
being Gerster, Valleria, Cary, De Belocca, 
Dotti, Campanini, Del Puente, Ravelli, and 

Galassi. The only new 
opera to be given was 

Joseph Proctor, supported by the 
regular company, played **Nick of the 
Woods," on the evening of Janualrj 1, 

The Blanche Roosevelt English Opera 
Company presented on January 10, for 
the first time on any stage, Alfred Cel- 
lier's opera, **The Masque of Pandora," 
which was adapted from Longfellow's 


Marie Bpniaiiti 

Anna <le Belocca 

THE SEASON OF 1880-81 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

poem of the same name. The singers were Blanche Roosevelt, 
Charlotte Hutchings, Rica Murilli, 
Florence Durant, Annie A. Whit- 
comb, Hugh Talbot, J. S. Greens- 
felder, and W. S. Daboll. The piece 
fell flat and ran but two weeks. 

Constantine Sternberg, Letitia 
Fritsch, and Wilhelmj were heard 
in concert on January 16 and 30. 
Denman Thompson in ''Joshua 
Whitcomb,*' supported by his own 
company, played three weeks, open- 
ing on January 24. 

Mary Anderson, with her own 
company headed by Atkins Lawrence and Milnes Levick, 
occupied the house for the next fortnight, presenting '*Love," 

"Evadne," ''Ingoraar," ''Fazio," 
"Romeo and Juliet," "The Hunch- 
back," "Ion," and "The I^idy of 
I^yons." In the latter j)lay she had 
the assistance of (ieorge Riddle as 
Claude Melnotto. 

The Ideal OjK*ra Company fol- 
lowed for three weeks, beginning on 
February "^S, presenting **The Pi- 
rates of IVnzan(*e/' '*The Bells of 
Corneville '' (another name for "The 
Chimes of Normandy"), "Olivette/' 
and '^Fatinitza/' Myron \V. Whit- 
Blanche Roosevelt nev, Tom Karl, H. C. HarnalnH*, 


ConstantiDe Sternberg 


George Frothingham, W. H. Maodoiiakl, Adeliiide PliilH(>!t, 

Marie Stoiie» and Geraldiiie Ulmarj 
were in the company at that time. 

"Pour Preiidrt* ( niie**/' an iiiiitationi 

of the Hanlon Brothers' ^^Le Vojage 
en Suisse/' was played for one wefk^ 
with Emmerson, Claric and tl^ Daljr 
Brothers, Richard Golden, W. H. Bar- 
tholomew, and Dora Vfiiej in the 
cast, closing forever on the evenmg of 
March 26. 

Sarah J nhardt made ht-r first ap*^ 
pearances in the Boston Theatre during the week of March 
28, these plays being rendered in the Fi*enrh language: "C^ 
mille,'' "UEtrangfere," "Frou Frou," "Mtniuni;' "Adriennaj 
Lecouvreur," and "La Princesse 

Frank Mayo played " The Streets 
of New York" the week of April 4, 
and IngersoU lectured on "Some 
Reasons Why'* on Sunday, April 10. 
Colonel Mapleson brought his Ital- 
ian Opera Company back again for 
the week of April 11, his daughter- 
in-law, Marie Roze, being added to 
his forces. 

Rice's Surprise Party appeared 
for three weeks beginning April 18 
in "Prince Achmet," "Hiawatha," 
"Revels," and "Babes in the Genddine Ulmar 


THE SEASON OF 1880-81 

Sarah IJ4»rnharclt 

Wood/' his company including Henry E. Dixey, John Gour- 
lay, John A. Mackay, George W. 
Howard, Topsy Venn, Jennie Yea- 
mans, May Livingston, Carrie Per- 
kins, Marion Singer, and Venie 

Mahn's Comic Opera Company 
sang for one week commencing 
May 9, in "Boccaccio" and "Don- 
na Juanita," the principals being 
Jeannie Winston, Janet Edmund- 
son, Rose Leighton, Marie Somer- 
ville, Wallace McCreety, Ellis Ryse, 
Vincent Hogan, W. A. Morgan, 
and Arthur A. Bell, the last-named 

gentleman being the husband of Jeannie Winston, the star 

of the organization. 

The Ideals returned for the 
week of May 16, singing "The 
Bells of (Wnevillc," ^'Oli- 
vettc," "Fatinitza, Fhe Bo- 
hemian Girl,'' and " Pinafore." 
D'Oylcy Carte and E. E. 
Kice's Opera Company sang 
"Billee Taylor'' for the fort- 
niMit conimencintj: Mav •28, the 
company includiiii; J. II. Ry- 
Icy, W. II. S<*ymoiir. A. W. F. 
McCollin, William Hamilton, 
Jeannie Winston Arnold HriHMlon, Rachel San- 

ies 1 


ger. Rose Chapelle, Nellie Mortimer, and Carrie Burton. The 
"Billee Taylor" hornpipe was danced by Lizzie Simms. It 
was during this engagement that H. A. Cripps, who had been 
playing small parts in this theatre for several years, took at 
short notice the part of Sir Mincing Lane, W. H. Seymour 
having been called away by the death of his mother. Mr. 
Cripps acquitted himself so admirably that he was engaged 
by the managers of the company and thus started on a career 
in musical comedy in which he has been successful ever since, 
either as singer, stage- manager, or leader of orchestra. 

H. A. M'Glenen had a benefit on June 13, when Barton 
Hill appeared in "Don Csesar de Bazan," George Riddle was 
seen as Caliban in a scene from "The Tempest," and the 
Boston Opera Company sang " Betsy Baker.'' 

The season closed on June 17 With a benefit to Rachel Noah 
and Henry Morrison. 

THE SEASON OF 1881-82 

The Boston Theatre <lra{)e<i in memory of Tresident (larfield, 
September 2<). 1881 

19 in "M*liss/' On account of the death of President (Jar- 
ield, tlie tlieatre was closed on the eveninfjs of St*j)teinl)er 20 
ind 41, and again on the 26th, the day of his funeral. 

The first great production of the season was Jules Verne's 
;|)ec*tacular drama, " Michael Strogoff," which was given an 



Davis, John P. Endres, E. H. Allen, Raymond Finle|r, W. R. 
Falls, iE. P. Brown, Arthur Moulton, J. W. Tayior/Fnnk 
Biirbeck, Maurice Barrymore, Frazer Coulter, George BL 
Griffiths, Mark Price, E. A. Eberle, Charles Kent, E. D. 1^ 
nehill, Howard Gould, Mrs. Barry, Rachel Noah, Anme 
Proctor, Victoria Cameron, Kate Meek, Clara FishCT Mae- 

Ider, Edith Kingdon, Rosa France, Hden 
^^ Leigh, and Emma Chase. Fred Stmkon 

^3^ was the business manager of the tra^^^g 

_ vti^ ^ company and Quincy Kilby treasurer. " 

The Rice -Goodwin Lyric Gonwdtjr 
Company opened the season on Augail 
22, 1881, with five nighto and two mitiB- 
ees of ''Billee Taylor," the-singen Iki^g 
Eugene Clarke, H. E. Dizrjr, Sgnor Bm- 
<;olini, George Frothingham^ A. W. Filft-' 
CoUin, Rose Temple, Irene Peny* EnuBa 
Burgess, and Rose Dana. 

M. B. Leavitt's Gigantean Minstrels 
played on Saturday evening, August 27, 
John T. Craven in "Kit" and all of the ensuing week, the company 
including the old-time minstrels Dan Em- 
mett, Sara Sanford, Archie Hughes, and Dave Reed; other 
members being Val Vose, Sanford and Wilson, Wood, Beas- 
ley, and the Weston Brothers, Lew Benedict, Wood and West, 
and Charles V. Seamon and the Girard Brothers. 

F. S. (?hanfrau followed on Septeml)er 5 with two weeks of 
" Kit/' Mrs. Chanfrau appearing at the Saturday matinees in 
"East Lynne/' 

Annie Pixley was seen for a fortnight beginning September 



elaborate presentation on Wednesday evening, October 5, the 
house having been closed on Monday and Tuesday for 
rehearsals. Money was freely spent upon the production and 
a large ballet was engaged, trained by Bibeyran Mamert and 
headed by Amalia Lepri. Costumes, armors, and weapons 
were again imported from Europe, a large number of horses 
w^ere used in the military scenes, and much lavish and beauti- 
ful scenery was constructed. "Michael Strogoff " was a great 
success and ran eleven weeks. The cast was: 

Michael Strogoff 

Ivan OgareflF 

O'Brien, Herald Correspondent 

Jolivet, of the Figaro 

Governor of Moscow 

The Emir Feofar 

Grand Duke 


Tartar OflScer 

General KiezoflF 

Chief of Police 

Telegraph Operator 

Tartar Sergeant 

Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of 

Aide-de-Cainp to Grand Duke 
Peter, Inn Servant 
Grand Priest 
General Warren zoff 
First Traveler 
Second Traveler 
First Fugitive 
Second Fugitive 
Marfa StrogoflF 

William Redmund. 
L. M. McCormack. 

D. J. Maguinnis. 
John E. Ince. 

J. H. Fitzpatrick. 
George R. Parks. 
S. E. Springer. 
John T. Craven. 
H. E. Chase. 

E. Y. Backus. 
W. E. Davis. 
John T. Craven. 
J. P. Endres, Jr. 

E. H. Allen. 
R. S. Finley. 

F. R. Waters. 
H. A. Hartshorn. 
W. D. Graham. 
W. D. Evans. 

F. B. Whall. 
J. J. Williams. 
W. R. Falls. 
J. C. Talbot 
Mrs. Thomas Barr)*. 
Rachel Noah. 
Annie E. Proctor. 


THE SEASON OF 1881-82 

Camilla Urso, Teresa Carreno and the Meigs sisters were 
heanl in concert on Sunday evening, October 23 and SO. 

Her Majesty's Opera Company opened a two weeks' season 
on December 26, the artists including Minnie Hauk, Emma 

Nellie PcH>le 
Jennie Prmofitt 

I«!a Franci-* 
Kvalirie St»'ti«»n 

Ballet Group, from - Micliael Stro^otT' 


Juch, Paolina Rossini, Marie 
Vachot, Valerga, Dotti, Cajn- 
panini, Galassi, Prevost, -Del 
Puente, and ^ No vara. Mal- 
vina Cavallazzi was the pre- 
miere danseuse. 

At the Elks' Benefit on 
January 5, 1882, Thomas^Wi? 
Keene, Mr. and Mrs. Gi^rgi 
S. Knight, Walter Bmerson;' 
Cool Burgess, Maffitt and 
Bartholomew, and others a^, 

John McCullough, sii^pkurf^^ 
ed by Edmund Collier^ Kate 
Forsyth, and his own com?' 
pany, began on January 9 a two weeks' 
engagement in "Virginius," "The Gla- 
diator,'' "Othello," "Brutus," "King 
Lear," and "Ingomar." 

Denman Thompson followed on Jan- 
uary 23 with three weeks of 
"Joshua Whitcomb." 

Sam Hague's Operatic 
Minstrels gave a concert on 
the evening of February 12. 
Mary Anderson, support- 
ed by her own company, 
inchiding William Harris, 
J. B. Studley, and Robert CamiUaUrso 

John E. Ince in " Michael Strogoff * 


8 - 


i I 






Downing, came on February 13 for two weeks, being seen in 

"Ingomar," "Love," "The Daughter of Roland," "Evadne," 

" Pygmalion and Galatea," and " Romeo and 

fl Juliet." On the evening of February 25 she 
I appeared in the latter play, with Joseph 
S\^ Haworth as Romeo. 
tQBcj The Ideal Opera Company played a three 
i^m weeks' engagement, commencing February 
'^ J 27, presenting "The Bells of Corneville," 
U J j "The Mascot," "The Bohemian Girl," 
*I fv ' "The Musketeers," "The Pirates of Pen- 

m \ zance," "Fatinitza," "Olivette," "Pina- 

m \ fore," and "The Czar and Carpenter." 

p [ " The World," a melodrama by Paul Mer- 

f I itt, Henry Pettitt, and Augustus Harris, 

^Hp^^^ which had had a long and successful run at 
Rosa France iu ^^^ Drury Lane Theatre, London, w as given 
"The World" an elaborate production on March 21, 1882, 
and ran eleven wrecks to some of the most 
profitable business the theatre has ever known. Appended 
is the cast : 

Sir Clement Huntingford • William Redmund. 

Harry Huntingford George R. Parks. 

Mo Jewell D. J. Maguinnis. 

Martin Bashford Mark M. Price. 

Blaekstone D. J. Sullivan. 

Lumley E. A. Eberle. 

Owen Charles Kent. 

Ned Rosa France. 

Dr. Wyndham J. P. Endres, Jr. 

Dr. Hawkes E. H. Allen. 



F. R. Waters. 

W. Graham. 

J. J. Williams. 

J. G. Holland. 

W. D. F.vans. 

J. C. Talbot (Lawrence McCarty.) 

Howard Gould. 

H. R. Whall. 

Mrs. Thomas Bam. 

Annie E. Proctor. 




Captain Pearson 



Commissioner in Lunacy 


Mabel Huntingford 

Mary Blythe 

Howard Gould, who played the small part of the Com- 
missioner in Lunacy, remained in the company only a few 
months. After leaving here he rose rapidly to the position of 
leading man and was starred by Daniel Frohman in "The 
Prisoner of Zenda," " Rupert of Hentzau," and 
"The Colonial Girl.'' 

While "The World" was being presented in 
the theatre, another company was playing it 
on tour through New England to extremely 
gratifying receipts. 

Hague's Minstrels were heard again on Sun- 
day, April 23. 

Colonel Ingersoll lectured on Sunday even- 
ing, April 30, on "Talmagian Theolog}." 

On the afternoon of May 24 a testimonial 
benefit was given to Eugene Tompkins, John 
McCullough playing a scene from " Virginius," 
the stock company giving a scene from ''The 
Lady of Iaous,'' George Riddle a scene from 
''Gulipus Tyrannus,'' in the original Greek, 
Raymond playing in the farce, "Slasher and 


Howanl (iould 

and John T 

THE SEASON OF 1881-82 

Crasher." In the latter piece D. J. Maguinnis was also billed 
to ap{)ear, but when rehearsal time came it was discovered 
that Raymond and Maguinnis had both studied the same 
|>art. John T. Craven was hurriedly enlisted for the part of 
Crasher, while Mr. Maguinnis sang "The Christening" for 
his share of the entertainment. 

H. A. M'Glenen had a benefit on May 31, when John 
McCuUough and Mary Anderson were seen together in **Ingo- 

C. H. Smith's Double "Uncle Tom's Cabin" Company, 
with two Topsys, two Markses, and an unusual numl)er of 
bloodhounds and donkeys, began a two weeks' run on June 5, 
closing the season on June 17. 

A short summer season of Braham and Scanlon's Minia- 
ture Opera Company, in "Patience," was given from July 8 
to 20 inclusive. The memln^ship included Ida MuIIe, 
Arthur Dunn, Jennie Dunn, Marguerite Fish, and Augustus 
Heckler, Jr. 

President Chester A. Arthur 


THE SEASON OF 1882-83 

THE company for the season of 1882-83 consisted of Wil- 
liam Redmund, Charles H. Vandenhoflf, Frazer Coulter, 
D. J. Maguinnis, E. A. Eberle, Charles Kent, John T. Craven, 
Walter Edwards, H. N. Wilson, W. A. Paul, Frank Oakes 
Rose, S. E. Springer, H. E. Chase, E. Y. Backus, Thomas H. 
McGrath, Phineas Leach, Stuart Clarke, J. P. Endres, Jr., 
Howard Gould, W. E. Davis, W. R. Falls, D. J. Sullivan, 


THE SEASON OF 1882-83 

J. J. Williams, J. W. Taylor, R. G. Wilson, J. W. Lanergan, 
Master Tommy Russell, Mrs. Barry, Rachel 
Noah, Louise Muldener, Edith Kingdon, 
Grace Thome, Rosa France, Mrs. E. A. 
Eberle, Lizzie Anderson, Mrs. T. M. Hunter, 
Ella Mayer, and Eleanor Merron. Fred 
Stinson retired from and Frank Carlos 
Griffith was added to the staff of the travel- 
ing company. 

The season opened with Henry Pettitt 
and George Conquest's drama, "A Free 
Pardon," which had been acted in England under the name 
of "Queen's Evidence." This was produced on August 14 
and ran three weeks. The cast was as follows : 

James £. Murdoch 

Gilbert Medland and Philip Stanfield 

Matthew Thornton 

Isaacs and Jonas Levant 

Sir Frederic Sydney 

Walter Wynford 




Kate Medland 

A<la Soniers and Miss Sydney 

I^ura Svdnev 

William Redmund. 
Frazer Coulter. 

D. J. Maguinnis. 

E. A. Eberle. 
Frank Oakes Rose. 
John T. Craven. 
Master Tommy Russell. 
Howanl Gould. 

Mrs. Thomas Barrj'. 
Rachel Noah. 
Grace Thorne. 

F. S. Chanfrau came on September 4 for his customar}' 
fortnight of "Kit." 

Henrv' Pettitt and Aujjustus Harris's melodrama, ** Youth/' 
another Drury Ljine success, was produced on Septeml)er 19 
and ran ten weeks. This was a military play which enlisted 


S. E. Springer in 
" Youth " 


the services of a large num- 
ber of supernumeraries in 
the embarkation and battle 
scenes. A Gatling gun was 
used on the stage for the first 
time in this country and a 
tally-ho coach drawn by four 
horses was driven upon the 
stage and circled about, an 
evolution impossible on any 
other stage in the city. Par- 
ticular attention was paid to 
correctness and design in the 
military uniforms, and the 
white helmets, since so com- 

Grace Thome in 
" Youth " 

mon m our own army uni- 
forms, were seen here for the first time. The cast of '* Youth*' 

was ; 

Reverend Joseph Darlington 

Frank Darlington 

Colonel Dalton 

Major Randal Reckly 

Captain Lord Loverton 

Captain the Honorable Arthur Lavender 

Willie Spratley 

Larry O'Pheysey 

Tom Gardham 


Deputy Governor of the Prison 



E. A. Eberle. 
William Redmund. 
S. E. Springer. 
Frazer Coulter. 
E. Y. Backus. 
H. E. Chase. 
Grace Thome. 
D. J. Maguinnis. 
Charles Kent. 
D. J. Sullivan. 
Thomas H. McGnitli. 
H. Hartford. 
Frederick Lander. 


THE SEASON OF 1882^83 

Afghan Chief 
Mrs. Walsingbam 
Mrs. Darlington 
Eve de Malvoisie 
Amy Athol 
Kitty Athol 
Alice Wenlock 

Charles WithereU. 
J. W. Taylor. 
Mrs. Thomas Barry. 
Mrs. E. A. Eberle. 
Louise Muldener. 
Margaret Johnson. 
Fannie B. Merrill. 
Annie E. Proctor. 
Ella Mayer. 

On Sunday evenings during the run of ''Youth'' concerts 
were given by Clara Louise Kellogg and by Gilmore's Band, 
and James E. Murdoch was heard in readings. 

On the evening of October 16, 1882, President Chester A. 
Arthur, accompanied by 
Secretaries Lincoln and 
Chandler, Private Secre- 
tary Phillips, Assistant 
Post master - General Hat- 
ton, and Mayor Samuel A. 
Gre^n, attended the per- 
formance of ** Youth." The 
party left the theatre by 
way of the stage-door and 
were given a military sa- 
lute by the soldiers in the 

Bartley Campbell's dra- 
ma "The White Slave," 
was next given by the stock 
company for four weeks beginning November i?, with this cast : 


Primrose and ^Vest 


Clay Britton 

William Lacy 

Patrick Henry Stitch 

Judge Hardin 



Jack Hazelton 

Natchez Jim 

Captain Stryker 


Little Jim 

Count Strain 



First Passenger 

Lisa, the White Slave 



Mrs. Lee 

Lettie Lee 

Aunt Martha 

William Redmund. 
Frazer Coulter. 

D. J. Maguinnis. 
J. W. Lanergan. 

E. A. Eberle. 
S. E. Springer. 
H. E. Chase. 
H. E. Chase. 
D. J. Sullivan. 
Phineas Leach. 
Little Lulu. 
Stuart Clarke. 
Frederick Lander. 
R. S. Finley. 
Charles Witherell. 
Louise Muldener. 
Mrs. Thomas Barry. 
Ellen Cummens. 
Mrs. E. A. Eberle. 
Grace Thome. 
Ella Mayer. 

"The World'' was revived on December 25 for a three 
weeks' run. 

Celia Logan lectured on "Actresses*' on Sunday evening, 
December 10 and Harry W. French spoke on "The Land of 
the Midnight Sun" on January 7. 

John McCuIlough, supported by his own company, played 
the weeks of January 15, 22, and 29, 1883, in his repertory 
of tragic roles. 

Gounod's Sacred Trilogy, "The Redemption," was heard 
for the first time in Boston on Sunday, January 21, 1883, the 
presentation being by local musicians. 


THE SEASON OF 1882-83 

Thatcher, Primrose and West's Minstreb were heard for 
six days commencing Feb- 
ruary 5, the company in- 
cluding Greorge Thatcher, 
Primrose and West, Hughey 
Dougherty, Billy Rice, the 
three Rankins, Frank Mc- 
Nish,Burt Sheppard, Frank 
Howard, George Turner, 
Charles Queen, and Howe 
and Bell. 

Mary Anderson opened 
on February 12 a two weeks* 
engagement, supported by 
her own company, no new 
plays being presented. 


George Riddle played Ro- 
meo with her on February 

Mapleson l>egan a two 
weeks' season of Italian op- 
era on February 26, his 
chief sinf^ers l>eing Adelina 
Patti, Alhani,Fursch-Madi, 
S<*alchi, Nicolini, Ravelli, 
Mierzwinski, (ialassi, and 
Frapolli. They san^ '* I/Af- 
Ravelli ricaine," *'La Sonnam- 



bula/' -Linda di Chamouni/' "William Tell," "II Trova- 
tore," "La Traviata/' ** Faust," "Lohengrin," "The Flying 
Dutchman," " Semiramide," and "Martha." 

Leopold Damrosch and his New York Orchestra gave a 

concert on Sunday, March 11, assisted 

^fl^^^ by Isidora Martinez and Teresa Car- 

^■g^^^S Barlow, Wilson and Company's Min- 

jB^^^Hp strels were seen the week of March 12, 

J^^^^^^^^ l^he company comprising Milt G. Bar- 
fSKj^U^tM^ ^^^' ^^^^g^ Wilson, Luke Schoolcraft, 
T f j^ George H. Goes, Happy Cal Wagner, 

Barney Fagan, the Clipper Quartette, 
Leopold Damrosch the Four Aces, Wood and West, Eddie 

Fox, and others. 
" Fifty Thousand Pounds, a Story of Pluck," another Drury 
Lane melodrama by Pettitt and Harris, was given a costly pro- 
duction on March 20, but did not attract the public and was 
withdrawn after five weeks. The cast was as follows : 

Jack Springfield William Redmund. 

Stephen Clinton Frazer Coulter. 

George Maitland Charles Kent. 

Bevis Marks E. A. Eberle. 

John Templeton S. E. Springer. 

Peter Keene D. J. Maguinnis. 

William Martin E. Y. Backus. 

Matthew Locke H. E. Chase. 

George Tullock J. W. Taylor. 

Jem Grimes D. J. Sullivan. 

Tlobert Arnold Charles Witherell. 

Tom Bones R. S. Finley. 


THE SEASON OF 1882-83 

Jem' Grinstone E. P. Brown. 

Florence Teraplelon Louise Muldener. 

Ellen Maitland Edith Kingdon. 

Man' Keene Grace Thome. 

Polly Burt Rachel Noah. 

Dorothy Butler Rosa France. 

Nellie Little Lulu. 

Reverend E. E. Hale preached in the theatre on Sunday 
evening, February 11, Robert Collyer, February 25, Warren 
H. Cudworth, March 18, Brooke Herford on 
March 25, M. J. Savage on April 1, and Mrs. 
Mary A. Livermore on April 8, 1883. 

At the Actors' Fund Benefit on the after- 
noon of April 12, the volunteers were Leav- 
itt's Gigantean Minstrels, Mr. and Mrs. W. 
J. Florence, Corinne, Walter Emerson, the 
Boston Theatre Company, the Temple Quar- 
tette, Aldrich and Parsloe, the Olympia Quar- Mary A. Livermore 
tette, Purdy the Skater, the Big Four, and the 
**IoIanthe" Company. 

"Love and Money," a drama by Charles Reade and Henry 
Pettitt, was given its first American representation on April 23 
and ran two weeks, with this cast : 

William Hope William Kedmund. 

LcH^nard Monkton Frazor Coulter. 

Roliert Kartley E. A. Eln^rle. 

C\)lom*l C'liffonl S. E. Springer. 

Walter riiffonl II. E. CMias<>. 

Ilenrv Fitzroy John T. Oaven. 

Bob Burnley Charles Kent. 



Jem Seaton 
John Powers 
Mary Bartley 
JuUa Clifford 
Lucy Monkton 
Xurse Parker 

E. E. Brown. 
D. J. Sullivan. 
Edith Kingdon. 
Grace Thome. 
Rachel Noah. 
Maggie Johnson. 

Napier Lothian had a benefit on the afternoon of May 2 
when Lotta appeared as Musette to his Billy Bokus. 

J. C. Duff's Standard Opera Company sang "Heart and 
Hand*' for two weeks commencing May 7, the principal artists 

being J. H. Ryley , George Sweet, 
Wallace McCreery, H. W. 
Montgomery, Marie Conron, 
Hatty Richardson, and Rosa 

t^ i^^^M Cooke. 

V^ ^HB Carl Herrmann's Original 

Jd^ wM Thalia Comic Opera Com- 

J\ iM^^P pany, under the directorship of 

^ - . HlO Heinrich Conried, sang Ludwig 

Englander's opera " The Prince 
Consort" in German for the 

week of Mav 21. 


J. H. Haverly's Mastodon 
Minstrels appeared the week 
of May 28, the entertainers 
hc'iufr Billy Emerson, Pete Mack, Johnson and Powers, E, M. 
Hall, E. M. Kayne, Callan, Haley and Callan, the Girard 
Brothers, Billy Richardson, the Gorman Brothers, and others. 
The theatre was rented to T. Slater Smith for four 
weeks from June 11, it having been closed for one week. 


Kdith Kingdon in 188:2 

THE SEASON OF 1882-83 

Madame Fursch-Madi 

Corinne in IHH-J 

Harry Meredith filled the entire time with his own drama, 
** Ranch 10/' at reduced prices, the season finally closing 

on Saturday, 
July 7. 

The Contin- 
ental Guards of 
N e w Orleans 
gave military 
tableaux on 
Saturday after- 
noon and even- 
ing, June 16, 
1883. The \yeT- 
forinances were 
under the aus- 
pices of the 
National I^nc- 

John T. Craven and Grace Thorne ^^ ^f TXr^a^^n ^^- •^- Maguiimis in 
in "Lore and Money" ^"^ "^ "«^*^"- -ioi.,tKK)" 


THE SEASON OF 1883-84 

THE company for the season of 1883-84 included : William 
Redmund, Frazer Coulter, Walter Reynolds, Hamilton 
Harris, Frank M. Norcross, E. A. Eberle, Charles Kent, John 
T. Craven, Edwin Milliken, S. E. Springer, H. E. Chase, E. Y. 
Backus, Frank Lamb, Phineas Leach, Stuart Clarke, W. E. 
Davis, W. R. Falls, J. J. Williams, J. W. Taylor, E. P. Brown, 
Will S. IngersoU, R. C. Hudson, J. A. Hendrie, C. H. Currier, 
R. S. Finley, Mrs. Barry, Rachel Noah, Edith Kingdon, Grace 

Thorne, Katie Wilson, May Newman, 
Rosa France, and Lillian Calef. The 
business and stage staffs were not 

Edith Kingdon, who w^as a member of 
this company for three seasons, went in 
the autumn of 1884 to Daly's Theatre 
in New York, where she remained until 
her marriage to George Gould, the rail- 
road magnate. 

Grace Thorne, who was the daughter 
of Charles R. Thorne, Jr., the former 
leading man of the theatre, w-as married 
later to Frazer Coulter, who became the 
leading man in 1884-85. 
Frazer Coulter Edwin Milliken, who had been a fa- 


THE SEASON OF 1883-84 

vorite Boston amateur before going on the stage in 1876, was 
with the company but a few weeks when he was taken ill of 
typhoid fever, from which he died in 
Chicago early in March, 1884. 

^lay Newman afterward starred in 
"The White Slave" and other melo- 
dramas, but retired on her marriage to 
her manager, Mr. Harry Kennedy. 

Thatcher, Primrose and West's Min- 
strels opened the season with the week 
of August 27, 1883. 

F. S. Chanfrau's ever-welcome fort- 
night of "Kit" began on September 3. 

The great event of the season was the 
production of the spectacular drama, 
"Jalma," which was written for the 
theatre by Charles Gayler, the veteran 
playwright. This was financially the 

most successful spectacle ever presented in the Boston The- 
atre and ran twelve weeks to very large receipts. The play 
in itself was not of much consequence, except as a vehicle for 
gorgeous display, though its title was an excellent one for ad- 
vertising, being short, catchy, and easy to pronounce. Bibey- 
ran Mamert was engaged to produce the ballet, whose mem- 
bers were imported from abroad as usual. Rosina Viale and 
Lucia Cormani were the premieres danseuses, and a particu- 
larly attractive quartette of secondas consisted of Pattie, Marie, 
Page, and Clifton. The greatest feature of all was "The 
March of the Silver Army,'' in which were shown more than 
one hundred girls, clad in costly armors, who marched down 


Rachel Noah 


a lofty staircase studded with enormous jewels, within a palaee 
whose walls were similarly emblazoned: The entire scene was 
bathed in a glow from myriad calcium lights and surpassed 
anything heretofore seen on this side of the Atlantic. The 
original date of production was Wednesday, September 19, 
1883, and the cast was as follows : - 

Jalma William Redmund. 

Albrazon Frazer Coulter. 

Tric-Trac Frank E. Lamb. 

Prince Rajahmah E. Y. Backus. 

Prince Beulah C. H. Currier. 

Abib R. S. Finley. 

Droga D. J. Sullivan. 

Phibo S. E. Springer. 

Tarciosa Mrs. Thomas Bany. 

Princess Meta Edith Kingdon. 

Prismina Grace Thome. 

Fiametta Katie Wilson. 

Falahdeen Rosa France. 

"Jalma'' was taken on tour and met with great success in 
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, and elsewhere. It was 
never played in New^ York, and strange as it may seem, despite 
its great achievements as a money-maker, it has never been 
revived since that season. 

On Friday afternoon, November 30, 1883, a testimonial was 
given to Joseph Proctor in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of 
his first appearance on the stage. In a scene from " Damon and 
Pythias" Mr. Proctor was seen as Damon, the part which he 
had played at his debut in the Warren Theatre in Boston on 
November 29, 1833, William Redmund being the Pythias on 
this occasion. Lawrence Barrett and Wyzeman Miaishall 



Ellen Terry 

played the quarrel scene of Cassius and Brutus from "Julius 

CiFsar'' and volunteers were seen 
from the other theatres in the 

Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, and 
the Lyceum Theatre Company 
of I^ondon made their first Bos- 
ton a|)pearances during the weeks 
of Decem])er 10 and 17, 188S. 
The oj)ening ])ill was "Louis 
XL" in which Miss Terry did 
not appear, she being reserved 
for the presentation of "The 


Henry Irving 

THE SEASON OF 1883-84 

Merchant of Venice," on Wednesday, December 12. This 

play continued the remainder of the 

week until Saturday night, when " The 

Captain of the Watch'' and "The 

Bells" were seen, without Miss Terry. 

For the second week "Charles I," 

"The Lyons Mail," "Hamlet," "The 

Bells," and "The Belle's Stratagem" 

were given, both artists being in the 

double bill of the last two pieces on 

Saturday night. 

Haverly's Mastodon Ministrels ap- 
peared for two days, December 24 
and 25, with the customary holiday 

Marcella Sembrich in 1883 

Viola Allen 

Henry E. Abbey's Grand 
Italian Opera Company op- 
ened on Wednesday evening 
December 26, and remained 
until January 5, the princi- 
pal artists being Christine 
Nilsson, Marcella Sembrich, 
Fursch-Madi, Valleria, Tre- 
belli, Scalchi, Campanini, 
Capoul, Stagno, and Del 
Puente. The only novelty 
heard was "La Gioconda," 
which had its premiere on 
January 1, 1884. 

John McCullough, sup- 



ported by his own company, began a three weeks' stay on 
January 7, his leading man being Joseph 
Ha worth and his leading lady Viola Allen. 
This was ^Ir. McCullough's final engage- 
ment in the Boston Theatre, Richard III 
being the last part he was seen in, on Sat- 
urday evening, January 26, 1884. 

Thatcher, Primrose and West's Min- 
strels returned for the week of January 28, 
1884, when they played to the astonish- 
ingly large receipts of $14,188.50 in one 
week of eight performances. These receipts 
for a minstrel company have never been 
approached at any theatre in the world at 
regular prices, and they are all the more 
notable in that there was no holiday or 
anything in the way of outside attraction to 
add to the drawing powers of the company 
itself. At the previous visit of the 
same company earlier in the sea- 
son the receipts were excellent, 
but in no way phenomenal. 

Margaret Mather played her 
first starring engagement here at 
this time, opening on February 4, 
and remaining three weeks. Alex- 
ander Salvini and Milnes Levick 
were her leading men and her re- 
pertoire consisted of " Romeo and 
Juliet," "Leah," "As You Like 


Margaret Mather 

Alexander Salvini 

THE SEASON OF 1883-84 

It;* "The Lady of Lyons," and "The Hunchback." Henry 
Irving and Ellen Terry returned for the week of February 25, 
adding "Much Ado About Nothing" to their former Hst 
of plays. The receipts for this single week were the largest 
that Mr. Irving had ever played to in one week in his life, 

Henry Abbey's Italian Opera Company sang again during 
the week of March i with the same singers as l)efore, the offer- 
ings being ''Hamlet," " Mefistofele," "Roberto il Diablo," 
"Don Giovanni," "Le Prophete," "The Barber of Seville," 
and "La Gioconda." 

Denman Thompson was seen for only a single week this 
season, that of March 9, w^hen he played " Joshua Whitcomb." 

"The Silver King," a drama by Henry Arthur Jones and 
Henry Herman, was produced on March 17 and ran six weeks, 
though the receipts w^ere disappointing. The cast was : 

Wilfred Denver 

Nellie Denver 



Daniel Jaikes 

Capt. Herbert Skinner, known as **The 

Sam Baxter, a Detective 
Elijah Cooml)es 
Harrj' Corkett 

Frank Selwj-n 
Geoffrey Ware 

Tremens, a Tipsy Passenger 
Gaffer Pottle 

William Redmund. 
Mrs. Thomas Barry. 
May Germon. 
Alice Pien^e. 
1). J. Mugiiirinis. 

Frazer Coulter. 
Charles Kent. 
E. A. El)erle. 
John T. Craven. 
H. E. Chase. 
Will S. Ingersoll. 
R. C. Hudson. 
Phineas I^ach. 
Walter Burton. 
Charles E. I^>thian. 
Edward A. Page. 
Walter Burton. 



Leaker E. P. Brown. 

Teddy T. S. Witherell. 

Railway Inspector J. A. Hendrie. 

Railway Porter J. B. Sturtevant. 

Mr. Binks J. J. Williams. 

Mr. Bronson R. S. Finley. 

Detective E. P. Brown. 

Servant to Skinner J. G. Munroe. 

Newsboy Master Jack Jacobs. 

Olive Skinner Rachel Noah. 

Tabitha Durden Emma Jones. 

Susy Lillian Calef. 

Mrs. Gammage Bessie Ginty. 

Frank Mayo played "The Streets of New York" the week 
of April 28. 

"Jalma" returned on May 5 and remained three weeks, 
but its receipts were much smaller than during the previous 
engagement, it being an almost invariable rule that breaking 
the run of a play is fatal to its drawing capabilities. 

Ingersoll lectured on "Orthodoxy'* on Sunday, May 11. 

For the week of May 26 the theatre was dark, excepting on 
Wednesday evening, when H. A. M'Glenen had his annual 

Bartholomew's Equine Paradox, a trouj>e of highly trained 
horses, opened on June 2 and continued four weeks, closing 
the season on June 28. The performance of Saturday morn- 
ing, June 14, was entirely free to all children under twelve, 
while the performance of Monday evening, June 16, was free 
to all truckmen and teamsters, no money being taken on 
either occasion. 


THE SEASON OF 1884-85 

THE season of 1884-85 proved to be an eventful one for 
the theatre, for it was the last in which a stock company 
was regularly engaged, as since that time the actors have been 
engaged especially for their parts in the productions which 
have l)een made, and not for the entire season. 

Orlando Tompkins died on November 29, 1884, after 
twenty years of management which had been crowned by 
success. Henry Morrison, who had been comptroller of the 
theatre for the same period, fell ill during the year and never 
was able to return to his post of duty. John M. Ward, who 
had been in the box-oflSce of the establishment for a period of 
twenty-six years, retired from theatrical business at the end 
of this season. Napier Lothian, Jr., who had \>een connected 

with the establishment as call-boy, 

J^^^\ prompter, and stage - manager since 

jf 3 ^m 1870, left at the end of the year, and 

_jM Annie Endress concluded her term of 

^^^A^-^L service as costumer. 

^^^^^^^1^^^^ The company this season was com- 

^^^^^^^ ^^^^^ posed of both actors and singers, as a 

^^^^^H^^^^^ musical production was made in the 

theatre at the same time that **The 

John M.Ward „ ^^ 

^^ . ,^ , bilver Kmc and louth were l)emc 

Tidbet-Acrnt and Treasurer for ^ ^ 

iweoi>-«xyear. playcd on tlic road. The roster was as 

3 IS 


follows : Frazer Coulter, D. J. Maguinnis, John T. Craven, 
E. A. Eberle, Frank M. Burbeck, John D. Gilbert, H. E. 
Chase, Gus Kammerlee, Fred P. Ham, Phineas Leach, T. H. 
Magrath, E. Y. Backus, D. J. Sullivan, W. S. IngersoH, E. P. 
Brown, J. W. Taylor, Louise Paullin, May Stembler, Carrie 
Burton, Rachel Noah, Grace Thorne, Elma Delaro, Ella 
Mayer, Norma Wills, Mrs. M. A. Pennoyer, Anita Harris, 
Josie Hall, Blanche Sherwood, Romie Sherwood, Alice Veazie, 
and May Germon. 

Thatcher, Primrose and West's Minstrels filled the opening 
week, beginning August 25. 

F. S. Chanfrau played, in the fortnight commencing Sep- 
tember 1, what proved to be his last engagement here in ** Kit," 
as he died soon afterward, having been ill only a short time. 
This was the thirteenth consecutive autumn and the fourteenth 
year of " Kit'' in this house, and it drew a great deal of money 
for the house and the star. Mr. Chanfrau's son Henry played 
the piece for some years after his father's death, but the at- 
tractiveness had gone with the first exponent, and it is now 
no longer seen. 

**Zanita," a musical comedy spectacle by Dexter Smith and 
Eugene Tompkins, was produced on September 16 and ran 
twelve weeks. This was an even more expensive production 
than ** Jalma." The ballet was led by Antonietta Bella, one 
of the best dancers and most beautiful women that our stage 
has seen. Associated with her were Felicita Carozzi, Romilda 
Vio, Riccio, Pattie, Marie, Eva Clifton, and Rose Beckett. 
The costume, armors, and scenery were magnificent in the 
extreme. Electric lights were carried by the dancers for the 
first time here. Fine singers and quaint comedians were en- 


Orlando Tompkins 


gaged, and everything possible was done to make it even a 
greater success than its predecessor, but it never gained so 
much favor in the eyes of the public as did " Jalma,'* whose 
record has never been equaled in this theatre. The cast of 
'^Zanita" was: 

Prince Pepito 

Princess Zanita 


Prince Huon 





King Fossilo 








Louise Paullin. 
May Stembler. 
Elma Delaro. 
Josie Hall. 
Norma Wills. 
Rosie Sherwood. 
Minnie Emerson. 
Blanche Shen^^ood. 
D. J. Maguinnis. 
John D. Gilbert. 
Fred P. Ham. 
Gus Kammerlee. 
William Tuttle. 
Andrew Metzgar. 
Theo. B. Dilloway. 
Joseph Byrne. 

The theatre was closed on the evening of Tuesday, Decem- 
ber 2, 1884, on account of the funeral of Orlando Tompkins, 
who died the previous Saturday. 

Concerts were given on Sunday evenings, November 9 and 
16, by the Levy Concert Company, which included Jules Levy, 
Stella Costa, Ollie Torbett, Constantine Sternberg, Lida Hood 
Talbot, and Mr. O'Mahoney. 

A concert on Sunday, December 7, introduced Clara Louise 
Kellogg, Alta Pease, Ovide Musin, the Temple Quartette, and 
Master Leopold Godowsky. 


THE SEASON OF 1884-85 

The Milan Opera Company, an excellent organization 
insufficiently financed, appeared for the week of December 8, 
the chief singers being Ma- 
ria Peri, Damerini, Orlandi, 
Marches!, Wilmant, Fugazzi, 
and Giannini. **Rigoletto,'' 
*• Faust," "II Trovatore," 
••Aida," *'Sonnambula," 
"Norma," and **The Barber 
of Seville," were sung, and a 
concert was given on Sunday, 
Deceml>er 14. 

Mme. Adelaide Ristori, 
who played in Italian, while 
her company used only the 
English language, was seen 
the week of December 15 in 
*• Elizabeth," ** Marie Antoi- 
nette," and ** Marie Stuart." 

Gilmore's Band, with Emily Spader as soloist, played on 
Sunday, December 21. 

John Rickaby's company in '*The Pavements of Paris" 
played the week of December 22. 

Victoria Morosini Iluhlskamp, whose chief claim for noto- 
riety lay in the fact that she eloped with her father's coachman, 
appeared in concert on Deceml)er 28. 

Mapleson's Opera Company began a two weeks' season on 
Deceml)er 29, his drawing cards l>eing Patti, Nevada, Fursch- 
Madi, Scalchi, Dotti, Vicini, Cardinalli, Serbolini, and 
Giannini, the latter being a recruit from the Milan 0|)era 




Company. The single novelty was "Mirella," which was first 
sung here on January 1, 1885. Rossini's "Stabat Mater'* was 
given on Sunday, January 4. 

Charles F. Atkinson's company in "Peck's Bad Boy" ap- 
peared for one night, Saturday, January 10. 

Thomas W. Keene, supported by his own company, played 
** Richard III" the entire week of January 12. 

Ingersoll lectured on ** Which Way" on Sunday, January 
18. He also spoke on ** Blasphemy," on April 19. 

'*The Shadows of a Great City," which was written by 
L. R. Shewell and was under the management of L. R. 
Shewell, C. B. and Thomas Jefferson, played the week of 

January 19. 

At the Actors' Fund Benefit on the 
afternoon of January 22, among other 
attractions N. C. Goodwin, Jr., played 
"Those Bells" in imitation of Henry 

Thatcher, Primrose and West's 
Minstrels began their second visit this 
season on January 26, and stayed two 
weeks. Margaret Mather in her le- 
gitimate roles followed for two weeks, 
comnaencing February 9. Henry Lud- 
1am, who then played minor parts in 
her company, has since blossomed 
into Henry Ludlowe, a Shake- 
spearean star. 
The Elks' Benefit on February 17 introduced the McCaull 
Opera Company in an act from '*The Sorcerer," Harry G- 



THE SEASON OF 1884-85 

Marianne Brandt 

Richmond, William Gillette and company in an act from **The 

Private Secretary," Annie A. 

Park, cornetist, Henry Irving 

and company in an act from 

*' Louis XI," La Petite Louise 

Marguerite, the Boston Museum 

Company in an act from "Fan- 
tine," Margaret Mather and 

Frederick Paulding in a scene 

from *' Romeo and Juliet," the 

Olympia Quartette, Beaudry 

and Lee, Manchester and Jen- 
nings, Andy and Annie Hughes, 
Kitty O'Neil, 
Harry Blood- 
good, and the Imperial Banjo Quartette. 
Lawrence Barrett opened February 23 for 
two weeks of "Francesca da Rimini," sup- 
ported by Louis James, Marie Wain- 
wright, and others, following this with two 
more weeks of ** Julius Caesar," "A Blot 
in the 'Scutcheon," '^YorickV Love," 
"Richelieu," "The King's Pleasure," 
"David Garrick," and "The Merchant 
of Venice." Denman Thompson came 
on March 23 for a fortnight of ** Joshua 
Whitcomb." On the evening of Friday, 
March 27, 1885, during the performance 
of "Joshua Whitcomb," a child was bom 
Materna. in the family circle of the theatre. 



The Damrosch Grand German Opera Company, named 
at this time for Dr. Leopold Damrosch and not as later for 
his son Walter, filled the fortnight commencing April 6 with 
''Le Prophete," '*Tannhauser," *'Fidelio," ** Lohengrin,'' 
''La Juive," ''Orpheus and Eurydice,'' "Die Walkure," 
and "La Dame Blanche." The chief singers were Matema; 
Brandt, Martinez, Slach, Udvardy, Hock, and Charles R. 

Haverly's American-European Minstrels were seen the 

week of April 20, their roster in- 
cluding Bob Slavin, Carroll John- 
son, the Gorman Brothers, the Qua- 
ker City Quartette, Charley Queen, 
J. M. Norcross, Joseph Garland, 
Raymond Shaw, Duncan the ven- 
triloquist, and the Cragg Family of 
gymnasts, who were the first acro- 
♦ ^ y ^ bats to appear here in evening dress 

' \ i^^k^^^^.1^ ^^^ *^ ^^ ^^^ four-high fall, 

^^^mi^^^^l^ Mapleson's Opera Company re- 
turned for the week of April 27. 
Harry Bloodgood had a benefit 
on Saturday evening. May 2, when among other attractions 
"Trial by Jury" was given with a cast which included Walter 
Pelham, Arthur Wilkinson, and Rose Stella. 

Frank Mayo, supported by his own company, played "Nor- 
deck'' the week of May 4, and "The Streets of New York " 
the week of the 11th. 

Minnie Palmer in "My Sweetheart'' was the attraction the 
week of May 18. 


Minnie Palmer 


THE SEASON OF 1885-86 

EUGENE Tompkins succeeded to his father's interest in the 
firm, whose name now became Hill and Tompkins, with 
Noble H. Hill as senior partner. The dramatic company w^as 
dispensed with and the theatre joined the ranks of the com- 
bination houses. 

For the season of 1885-86 the staff was as follows : Hill and 
Tompkins, proprietors ; Eugene Tompkins, manager ; H. A. 
M'Glenen, business agent; Noble H. Hill, Jr., treasurer; 
Lawrence McCarty , stage-manager ; Napier Lothian, musical 
director; Charles S. Getz, J. S. Getz, Johil Sommer, and 
Richard Gannon, scenic artists; W. P. Prescott, machinist; 
J. B. Sullivan, properties; George Sevey, gas engineer; 
Daniel Hurley and Louis Goullaud, ticket agents; W. H. 
Onthank, chief usher, a position which he 
had held for years and which he retained 
until a short time before his death in 1895; 
J. W. Taylor, master of auxiliaries. 

The season opened on August 10, 1885, 
with Barlow, Wilson and Rankin's Min- 
strels, who remained one week. 

Murray and Murphy, in "Our Irish Vis- 
itors," played the week of August 17, Loie 
Fuller being a member of the company. 


Lawrence McCarty 

THE SEASON OF 1885-86 


Thatcher, Primrose and West's Minstrels filled the week of 

August i4. 

The Big Specialty Company 

was seen for the week of August 

31, the performers being Capitola 

Forrest, Harrington and John- 
son, Maud Beverly, Sheehan and 

Coyne, Valvo, Ella Wesner, Val- 

jean, the Four Shamrocks, Wood, 

Beasley and the Weston Broth- 
ers, and the French Troupe Da- 

vene. Joe Coyne, of Sheehan and 

Coyne, has since become a comic 

opera star. Annie Pixley followed 

on September 7 for two weeks, Judic 

m M liss. 

The Kiraify brothers, Imre and Bolossy, presented "Around 

the World in Eighty Days," on September il for two weeks. 

** The Shadows of a Great City '' 
played a fortnight, beginning Oc- 
tol)er 5. 

Mile. Rhea then appeared for 
one week in '* Lady Ashley/' '*The 
Power of Love/' "A Dangerous 
Game/' '* Frou-Frou," and " Com- 
edy and Tragedy/' 

Mine. Judic made her first ap- 
pearance in Boston on ()ctol>er 46 
and remained two weeks, present- 
ing the following plays in the 


Hortentte Rhea 


French language: "La Femme a 
Papa," "Mile. Nitouche," "Nini- 
che," "Lili," "La Mascotte," "Di- 
vor9ons," and "La Cosaque/' 

Harry W. French began on Sun- 
day, October 25, a series of illus- 
trated lectures on American and 
European travel, which lasted for 
seven Sunday evenings. 

M. B. Curtis made his appear- 
ance on November 9 and remained 
a fortnight, presenting "Sam'l of 

McNish, Johnson and Slavin's 
played the 
week of No- 
vember 23, their receipts for 
the evening of Thanksgiving, 
November 26, being the largest 
ever taken in one performance 
by a minstrel company in this 
theatre. Charles Mitchell, the 
pugilist, was featured with this 
company in artistic posing. 

Tommaso Salvini opened on 
November 30 for two weeks, 
appearing only on the Monday, 
Tuesday, Thursday, and Fri- 
day evenings and Saturday 


M. B. Curtis as Saml of Posen 

Charles Mitchell 

THE SEASON OF 1885-86 

matinees. He spoke in Italian while his company used only 
the English language. On the 
Wednesday and Saturday even- 
ings his son Alexander Salvini 
played "The Duke's Motto'' in 
English, supported by his father's 
company, of which Viola Allen 
was the leading lady. The elder 
Salvini was seen in "The Gladi- 
ator," "Othello," "Coriolanus," 
"The Outlaw," "Ingomar," and 
"King Lear." 

At the Elks' Benefit on Decem- 
ber 10, 1885, the attractions were 

Agnes Huntington 

Alma Fohstrom 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wat- 
son, Alexander Salvini and 
company, the Lotus Glee 
Club, Daniel Sully and com- 
pany, D. J. Maguinnis in 
songs, JohnT. Raymond and 
company, McNish, Johnson 
and Slavin's Minstrels, 
D'Oyley Carte's "Mikado" 
company, Lydia Thompson 
in recitation, Tommaso Sal- 
vini in recitation, "Le Ul- 
time Ore di Cristoforo Col- 

S25 ' 


Robson and Crane as the Two Dromios 

ombo," the Ladies' Schubert Quartette, and others. Robson 

and Crane filled the 
weeks of December 
14, 21, and 28, with 
an elaborate produc- 
tion of " The Comedy 
of Errors," the stars 
being cast for the two 

Reverend W. W. 
Downs lectured on 
Sunday evenings, De- 
cember 27, and Jan- 
uary 3. 

Colonel Mapleson 
brought Her Majesty's Opera Company on January 4, 1886, 
his artists being Minnie Hauk, Alma Fohstrom, Lillian Nor- 
dica, Mme. Lablache, Miles. Bauermeister and Dotti, Ravelli, 
Giannini, Del Puente, De Anna, 
Cherubini, and Rinaldini. The op- 
eras were "Carmen," '*Fra Dia- 
volo," " Manon," '' Maritana," " La 
Traviata," "Faust," "Don Gio- 
vanni," "Rigoletto," and "Mar- 
tha." The first Boston presentation 
of Massenet's opera "Manon" was 
on Tuesday, January 5, 1886. 

Lester and Allen's Minstrels, with 
John L. Sullivan the pugilist and 
William Muldoon the wrestler fea- 



THE SEASON OF 1885-86 

John L. Sullivan 

tured in classic posings, were seen on the evening of Satur- 
day, January 16, and all of the follow- 
ing week. 

The Kiralfy Brothers* spectacle 
**The Ratcatcher, or the Pied Piper 
of Hamelin,'* with Hubert Wilke as 
the Piper, was seen for a fortnight 
beginning January 25. In the ballet 
of this production were three young 
ladies who afterward became stars. 
Amelia Glover a few years later was 
perhaps the best-known dancer in 

America and married her manager, John Russell; Louise 
Allen married William Collier and starred with him; and 

Clara Lipman married and starred 

with Louis Mann. 

The Boston Ideal Opera Com- 

BK pany sang for two weeks beginning 

^ February 8, the principals l)eing 

^' H. C. BarnaWe, Tom Karl, W. H. 
MacDonald, Zelie de Lussan, Ma- 
rie Stone, Agnes Huntington, Hern- 
don Morsell, (ieorge Frothingham, 
and \V. H. Clark. Fred Williams 
was the stage-manager and S. L. 
Studley the musical director, as he 
was during the entire career of the 
Ideals and the Bostonians. Their 
offerings were "The Bohemian 
(Jirl," '' Victor, the Blue Storking," 


William Muldooii 


"Giralda," "Fra Diavolo," and "Martha." At the Theat- 

rical Mechanics' Benefit on the 
afternoon of Thursday, Feb- 
ruary 11, among other volun- 
teers Nate Salsbury and Nellie 
McHenry appeared in comedy 

Denman Thompson came on 
February 22 for a final week 
of " Joshua Whitcomb," since 
when he has not revived that 
play in this city. 

Margaret Mather appeared 
on March 1 and for the follow- 
ing fortnight in "The Honey- 
Juliet," and 


Marie Stone 

moon," "Romeo and 

"Nym Crinkle" (A. C. Wheeler) lee- 
tured on Sunday, March 14, in reply to 
Ingersoll, but found that the general 
public showed much more interest in 
listening to the great agnostic himself 
than to those who answered him. 

The McCaull Opera Company sang 
"The Black Hussar" for two weeks 
commencing March 15, the principals 
being Mark Smith, Edwin Hoff, De- 
Wolf Hopper, A. W. Maflin, Montjoy 
Walker, Louise Lablache, Marie Jan- 
sen, and Mathilde Cottrelly. 


Z^Iie de Lussan 

THE SEASON OF 1885-86 

Daniel Sully 

Judic returned on March 
Frank Daniels 29 for SIX days. Singing " La 

Grande Duchesse,** "La 
Mascotte/' **La Belle H^lfene," •^La Perichole," ••La Jolie 
Parfumeuse/* and "La Vie Parisienne." 

Denman Thompson first presented "The Old Homestead** 
in the Boston Theatre on April 5, 1886, when it was seen for 
two weeks only. Its success was instantaneous and he has re- 
turned with it again and again, always meeting with an en- 
thusiastic reception and phenomenal financial returns. The 
first cast of the play is given here : 

B<xsTc)N Thkatre 
Mmtday. April 3th. 188« 

will present his new play by Denman Thompson and (ieoiye W. Ryer, 




A Sequel to " Joshua Whitcomb." 

Ad I, Homestead Farm of the Whitcomb family at Swanzey, New 

Denman Thompson as Joshua Whitcomb. 

"Cy" Prime Greorge Beane. 

Seth Perkins Walter Lennox, Senior. 

Happy Jack Walter Gale. 

Frank Hopkins Edward Cameron. 

Reuben Whitcomb John P. Savage. 

Aunt Matilda Mrs. C. E. Knowles. 

Ricketty Ann Miss Jennie Williams. 

Annie Hopkins Miss Annie Thompson. 

Incidental music : Solos by Edward Cameron, Miss Jennie Wil- 
liams and Walter Gale. Quartette, Miss Alice Logan, Miss Rosa 
Cooke, Edward Cameron, and Gus Kammerlee. 

Act II. Parlors in the Hopkins Mansion, New York City. 

Denman Thompson as Joshua Whitcomb. 

Henry Hopkins Walter Lennox, Senior. 

Judge Patterson Gus Kammerlee. 

Frank Hopkins Edward Cameron. 

Francois Fogarty Frank Mara. 

Mrs. Henry Hopkins Miss Rosa Cooke. 

Annie Hopkins Miss Annie Thompson. 

Flora Patterson Miss Alice Logan. 

Nellie Patterson Miss Minnie Luckstone. 

Incidental music • Solo, Gus Kammerlee, with Quartette. 

Act III. Grace Church by Moonlight, Broadway, near 10th 

Street, New York City. 
Denman Thompson as Joshua Whitcomb. 

An Old Timer George Beane. 

Paola Spaghetti Walter Lennox, Senior. 


THE SEASON OF 1885-86 

Jack Hazzard Walter Gale. 

Reuben Whitcomb John P. Savage. 

Blobski, cane merchant Charles Kruger. 

One of the Finest George S. Robinson. 

Mena, the flower girl Miss Minnie Luckstone. 

Mrs. Maguire Frank Mara. 

Incidental music by the Double Quartette, Miss Alice Ix>gan, 
Miss Rosa Cooke, Miss Minnie Luckstone, Mrs. C. E. Knowles, 
Edward Cameron, John P. Savage, Gus Kammerlee and Charles 
Kruger. Solo, Miss M. Luckstone 

Ad IV. Kitchen in the Old Homestead. 

Denman Thompson as Joshua Whitcomb. 

•• Cv Prime " George Beane. 

Seth Perkins Walter I^ennox, Senior. 

Jack Hazzard Walter (iaie. 

Reuben Whitcomb Eilward Cameron. 

Oscar Whitcomb Charles Kruger. 

Will Fields Frank Mara. 

Aunt Matilda Mrs. C. E. Knowles. 

Anna Maria Murdoc*k Miss Rosa Cooke. 

Sophronia HolbriK>k. Miss Alice Ix)gan. 

The two 1 Miss Minnie Luckstone. 

Stratton gals j Miss Annie Thompson. 

Luella Eaton Miss Jennie Williams. 
Incidental music: Solo and chorus, John P. Siivagc and Quartette 

The American Opera Company, a native orfjanizalion upon 
vliich money Had Ix^en lavishly spent, followed for llie week 
>f April 19, presentinf^ the oj^eras "Lohengrin," "I^ikme,** 
* Orpheus and Eurvdicc," '*The Merry Wives of Windsor," 
'The Flying Dutchman," and '*The Marriage of Jeannette,'* 
ind the ballet '* Sylvia." I'he large and fine orchestra was 
mder the leadershi[) of 'I'heodore Thomas, the chorus and the 



ballet were each the largest and best that had been seen in this 

^^^^ country, the scenic productions were 

^^^^^ lavish and beautiful, as also were the 

'HPjhHH costumes, but the company was w^eak 

JL^HH^ in its principals, who included Emma 

^^^^H^^ Juch, Helene Hastreiter, Pauline L'Al- 

^^^^■^^^^^^^ lemand, Annis Montague, Charlotte 

^^^■H^^^^B' Walker, Jessie Bartlett Davis, Ma- 

^^mm^^^^W ^^^^^^ Phillips, Myron Whitney, WiU 

^^^^^1^^^ Ham Candidus, William Ludwig, 

Theodore Thomas Alonzo Stoddard, W. H. Fessenden, 

Whitney Mockridge, Eugene Oudin, 

W. H. Hamilton, and John Howson. 

The Kiralfy Brothers presented "The Black Crook'' for 
two weeks, commencing April 26. 

At the Actors' Fund Benefit on April 29 among other at- 
tractions Frank Daniels and 
Bessie Sanson were seen in an 
act from "A Rag Baby." 

The noteworthy event of this 
season was the joint appearance 
of Tommaso Salvini and Edwin 
Booth, who appeared under 
the management of Charles H. 
Thayer in "Othello" on May 
10 and 12 and the mating of 
the 15th, and in "Hamlet" on 
the evening of the 14th, their 
supporting company being a 

notable one. The casts follow : Helfene Hastreiter 


THE SEASON OF 1885-86 







The Doge of Venice 









Tommaso Salvini. 
Edwin Booth. 
Mrs. D. P. Bowers. 
Miss Marie Wainwright. 
C. W. Couldock. 
Barton Hill. 
Alexander Salvini. 
John A. Lane. 
George W. Wilson. 
James Wallis. 
Alfred Heam. 
E. E. Delamater. 
Stuart Clarke. 
Rovai Roche. 


The Ghost of Hamlet's Father 

First Grave Digger 
Second Grave Digger 

Edwin Booth. 
Tommaso Salvini. 
Mrs. D. P. Bowers. 
Miss Marie Wainw^right. 
C. W. Couldock. 
Barton Hill. 
Alexander Salvini. 
John A. Lane. 
B. T. Ringgold. 
James Wallis. 
Frank Little. 
George W'. Wilson. 
Stuart Clarke. 
John Hearn. 
Royal Roche. 
W. B. Gross. 



First Actor 
Second Actor 
Player Queen 

W. J. Constantine. 
E. E. Delamater. 
Miss Rachel Noah. 
W. A. James. 

C. W. Couldock played **The Willow Copse 
fit of Daniel Hurley on May 11, and on 
the evening of May 15 Alexander Sal- 
vini and Marie Wainwright played 
"Romeo and Juliet" for the Ushers 
and Doorkeepers' benefit. 

Charles L. Davis was seen in *' Alvin 
Joslin" the week of May 17. 

Baker and Farron presented **A 
Soap Bubble" the week of May 24. 

A specialty company was engaged 

for the week 

for the bene- 

Ada Gray 

C. W. Couldock 

of May 31, 

which included the Horseshoe 
Four, Hamlin and Hamlin, the Four 
Shamrocks, Sam Devere, Conroy 
and Dempsey, The Big Four, Flora 
Moore, Fox and Van Auken, the 
Three Musical Kings, and the Clip 
per Quartette. 

Charles A. Watkins rented the 
theatre for five weeks and presented 
the following attractions : June 7, 
Ada Gray in **East Lynne"; June 
14, George C. Boniface in "The 
Streets of New York"; June 21, 


THE SEASON OF 1885-86 

Robert McWade in **Rip Van Winkle"; June 28, Miles and 
Barton's Bijou Opera Company in "The Bridal Trap"; July 
5, **Fun on the Bristol," with Miss St. George Hussey and 
George Richards featured. This engagement closed the 


THE SEASON OF 1886-87 

NOBLE H. Hill died on January 5, 1886, and his interest 
in the Boston Theatre was bought by Eugene Tomp- 
kins, who then became sole proprietor and manager. Charles 
S. Getz retired from the position of scenic artist, which he had 
so well and artistically filled for thirteen years, and returned to 
his old home in Baltimore. 

For the season of 1886-87 the staff was very little changed 
from the previous year. Quincy Kilby, who had been con- 
nected with the traveling companies of the theatre for six 
years, was made treasurer, and James T. Graham became 

assistant ticket-agent. Charles 
S. Harris, who had served the 
theatre in minor capacities for 
several years, was made adver- 
tising agent, a position which 
he continued to hold until 1908. 
The season opened on Au- 
gust 16, 1886, with one week of 
McNish, Johnson and Slavin's 
Minstrels, whose roster in- 
cluded Frank McNish, Carroll 
Johnson, Bob Slavin, Burt Ha- 
verly, Frank Howard, Fox and 
Van Auken, Willis Pickert, and 

Quincy Kilby 
Treasurer for fifteen years Frank HlltOU. 


Eugeiii' Tompkins 
Maoaxer for twonty-thriH» yoars 


J. K. Emmett 

Dillon, Ames and Kent played ''Condemned to Death" the 

week of August 23. R. J. Dillon 
and Charles Kent of this com- 
bination were former members of 
the Boston Theatre Stock Com- 

Murray and Murphy followed 
on August 30 with one week of 
''Our Irish Visitors." 

Henry Chanfrau played his 
father's favorite "Kit" the week 
of September 6, having in his 
support the follow^ing former 
members of the Boston Theatre 
Company: D. J. Maguinnis, 
Mark Price, Rachel Noah, Grace Thorne, Mrs. M. A. Pen- 
noyer, H. E. Chase, and J. W. 
Taylor. Monday, September 6, 
was the first celebration of Labor 
Day, which at that time did not 
materially help theatrical busi- 
ness, though it has since become 
one of the best holidays for draw- 
ing crowds to the play-houses. 

James A. HernC' presented 
"The Minute Men," a Revolu- 
tionary drama of his own waiting, 
which did not meet with much 

The Kiralfy Brothers offered 


James A. Heme in " The Minate 
Men *' 

THE SEASON OF 1886-87 

"Around the World in Eighty Days" for a fortnight com- 
mencing September 20. 

A Wnefit for the sufferers by the Charleston earthquake 
was given on Sunday, September 26, by the members of the 
Boston Ideal Opera Company and the orchestra of the Music 
Hall Promenade Concerts. 
The receipts were $2376.25 
and were given in their en- 
tirety to the relief commit- 

•* The Shadows of a Great 
City" filled the fortnight 
beginning October 4. 

Justin McCarthy deliv- 
ered a lecture on Sunday, 
October 10. 

J. K. Emmett acted and 
sang in ** Fritz*' the week 
of October 18 to far greater 
receipts than he had ever 
before attracted in this city. 

Henry W. French gave 
illustrated lectures on "Ire- 
land and the Irish" on Sunday evenings, Octol)er 17, 24, and 
SI, and November 7. Robson and Crane ap|H»are(l for the 
^week of October 25 in '*The Merry Wives of Windsor," a play 
^•hich had not been seen in this city for eighteen years, Cnine 
l)eing the Falstaff and Robson the Slender. 

Denman Thompson came on Novemlx*r 1 for a single week 
of **The Old Homestead." 

W. H. Crane as Falstaff 


Mrs. Langtry, the noted English beauty, was billed for the 
next fortnight, but was ill on the Monday 

t night and the house was closed. She ap- 
\ peared on Tuesday, but had a relapse and 
did not play the rest of the week, her role 
'■* of Pauline being taken by Miss Annie 

Clarke, the favorite Boston Museum lead- 
ing lady. Mrs. Langtry was able to play 
all the next week. Although she did not 
act the part so well as Miss Clarke, there 
was no doubt about her being able to 
draw more money. On Wednesday after- 
!L>- ^ noon, November 17, Mrs. Langtry was 
^, ' ' seen in** A Wife's 

Mrs. Langtry 


Hon. Clarence Pullen lectured on 
*'The Apaches" on Sunday evening 
November 14. 

McXish, Johnson and Sla- 
vin returned for Thanksgiving 

Mile. Rhea, who spoke Eng- 
lish with a very pronounced 
accent, played "The Widow" 
on Xovcniher "29, 30, and De- 
cember 1, and ''Fairy Fin- 
gers" on December 2, 3 and 4. 

Michael Davitt lectured on 
Sunday cvcninji^, December 5. 

Edwin Booth, then under Annie Clarke 


THE SEASON OF 1886-87 

Michael Davitt 

the management of Lawrence Barrett, appeared for two weeks 
from December 6 in his tragic re- 
pertoire, his leading support being 
Charles Barron. 

W. H. H. Murray on Sunday even- 
ing, December 12, read his own 
story,'' How John Norton the Trap- 
per Spent Christmas." 

At the Boston Press Club Benefit 
on Thursday afternoon, December 
16, Henry E. Dixey was seen in an 
act from *' Adonis " and Joseph Proc- 
tor, the Douste Sisters, Leopold 
Lichtenberg, Frank Mayo and com- 
pany, Rudolf King, Roy Stainton, Charles A. Gardner, Charles 
Barron and Annie Clarke, the Lotus Glee Club, John A. Mac- 

kay, Signor Brocolini, Edwin Arden 
and company, John Barker, George 
W. Howard in the farce of '* Slasher 
and Crasher," Dale Armstrong and 
a Boxing Elephant appeared. 

The Kiralfy Brothers offered **The 
Black Crook" for two weeks begin- 
ning December 20. 

The National Opera Company, the 
successor of the American Opera 
Company, began a two weeks' sea- 
son on January 3, 1887, their reper- 
toire including *'The Huguenots," 
** Faust," for the first time here in its entirety," Galatea," '*Le 


Justin McCarthy 


Bal Costume," ** Orpheus and Eurydice," "Lohengrin/' "The 
Marriage of Figaro," **The Sylvia Ballet," " Aida," "The Fly- 
ing Dutchman," "Lakme," "Martha," and "The Coppelia 
Ballet." The artists were Fursch-Madi, Emma Juch, Laura 
Moore, Cornelia Van Zanten, Jessie Bartlett Davis, William 
Ludwig, William Candidus, Charles Bassett, Myron Whit- 
ney, W. H. Fessenden, 
>^^^ Pauline L'Allemand, 

'l^^ MathildePhillips,Bertha 

>*li '^lik^ Pierson, John E. Brand, 

William Mertens, Wil- 
liam Hamilton, Alonzo 
Stoddard, Joseph Claus, 
Rose Ritchie, and others. 
The ballet, which was 
the largest ever seen here, 
included Marie Giuri, 
Theodora de Gillert, Fe- 
licita Carozzi, Romilda 
Vio, Romeo, Mamert 
Bibeyran, and a host of 
other dancers of the 
Italian school. 
Kate Field lectured on "The Mormons" on Sunday even- 
ing, January 9. 

Lawrence Barrett produced "Rienzi" on January 17 for 
two weeks, the scenery having been constructed and painted 
for him by the stage staff of this theatre. 

The Boston Ideals next appeared on January 31, "Adina 
being the only novelty of their fortnight. The singers that 


£mma Juch 

THE SEASON OF 1886-87 

season were Z^Iie de Lussan, Marie Stone, Louise Lablache, 
Harriet Avery, Mena Cleary, Tom Karl, H. C. Bamabee, 
W. H. MacDonald, and W. H. Clark. 

A i^erformance of Gounod's "The Redemption" was given 
on Sunday, February 6, by the Boston 
Oratorio Society, the soloists being 
Miss Van Amheim, Minnie Stevens, 
Edith Abell, Jules Jordan, Lon Brine, 
and Ivan Morawski. The instru- 
mental music was furnished by the 
full orchestra of the Boston Sym- 
phony Society, under the leadership 
of Franz Kneisel. 

The Elks' Benefit on February 10 
introduced Nat Goodwin and com- 
pany, Marshall P. Wilder, Effie EHs- 
ler, Mr. and Mrs. George S. Knight, 
members of the Ideals, Harry Kernell, 
Dion Boucicault and company, Carrie 
Hale, Joseph Haworth and company, 
Maggie and Lucy Daly, and others. 

The National Opera Company returned for the week of 
February' 14. 

Dnim-Major James F. Clark had a benefit on Sunday, 
Februarv- 20. 

Margaret Mather began a week's engagement on February- 
21 with an unworthy performance of ** liondon Assuraiu*e," 
supplemented by the Mad Scene from ''F'aust." During the 
wet*k she was seen in ** The Ladv of Lvons," ** I^ah," 
"Romeo and Juliet," "The Honeymoon," and ** Macbeth." 


Kat« Field 



Cora Tanner 

This was her first appearance here after her marriage to Emil 

Haberkorn, although that event 
was kept secret until the next 

Justin McCarthy lectured on 
February 27 on ** Ireland in the 
Coming Crisis.*' 

Mrs. Langtry returned on 
February 28 for one week, play- 
ing **Lady Clancarty" and 
J A ^4 t9 1 '*Pyg™alio^ and Galatea.'* 

fifj ^ i 1 Gilmore's Band played on 

flafc ^ ' I ^S fT ^ -^"^ k m Sunday afternoon and even- 
ing, March 6, 1887. This was 
the first Sunday mating ever 
given for money in any theatre 
in Bbston. The receipts were $727.75 in the afternoon and 
$1967.25 at night. 

Cora Tanner played ''Alone in Lon- 
don" the week of March 7. 

Anionf]: the vohinteers at the Theat- 
rical Mechanics' Benefit on the after- 
noon of March 10 were Helene Adell 
and company, James T. Powers and 
company, Cora Tanner and company, 
Kale Stokes and Nelson Wheatcroft 
in *'Tlie Happy Pair," Robert B. Man- 
lell, the Swedish Ladies' Quartette, 
Hilly Hucklev, Sanford and Wilson, 

and others. Rev. W. H. H. Murray 


THE SEASON OF 1886-87 

Robert Downing played **Spartacus the Gladiator*' the 
week of March 14. 

Hubert Wilke in "The Ratcatcher'' filled the week of 
March 21, his comedian being Jay Hunt, who has for many 
years l>een identified with Bos- 
ton theatricals as stage-manager 
of the Grand and Bowdoin 
Scjuare theatres and business 
manager of the Howard. 

The Specialty Paragons ap- 
peared the week of March 28, 
the list of performers comprising 
Frank H. and Lillian White, the 
Martens Trio, the Dare Bro- 
thers, the St. Felix Sisters, the 
Four Musical Kings, Topack 
and Steele, Lolo, Sylvester and 
Lola, Flora Moore, the Bedouin 
Arabs and Burton's dogs. 

Margaret Mather returned 
on April 4 for Fast Day week. 

A Popular Sacred Concert on Sunday, April 10, introduced 
among others Ida Mulle, E. H. Vanderfelt, I^oie Fuller, 
Vemona Jarl)eau, and the Clipper Quartette, Ward, Camp- 
bell, Mclntire, and Hart. 

John A. Stevens in ** Passing Shadows" filled a slow six days 
beginning April IL 

A benefit concert for the family of the late Thomas J. 
Denney on April 17 introductMl Signor Brocolini, Wulf Fries, 
William R. Gibbs, Gertrude Franklin, Charles R. Adams, 

Uolwrt Downing 



Alta Pease, Leandro Campanari, Ellen A. McLaughlin, E. H. 
Vanderfelt, and the Weber Quartette. 

Henry Chanfrau played **The Octoroon'' the week of April 
18 and a part of the following week. 

The Corinthian Yacht Club gave an amateur minstrel show 
on the afternoon of Thursday, April 20, 1887. Among the 
performers were E. P. James, C. J. Buffum, J. G. White, 
Charles L. Hill, George B. Ager, Jr., L. C. Benton, S. L. Hills, 
Fred Seaver, Barnet, Edgerly, Everett, Spalding, and Jackson. 
The Actors' Fund had a benefit on Friday, April 22. Rose 
Coghlan, Osmond Tearle, Maude Banks, Henry Chanfrau, 
J. H. Barnes, Joe Hart, Charley Reed, Tony Pastor, the Ker- 
nells, and others were seen. 

Adelina Patti sang **Semiramide" on the evening of April 

28 and **La Traviata" on the 
afternoon of April 30, 1887. 
These were the last times she 
was ever heard in this theatre. 
Charles F. Atkinson made a 
special production of "H. M. S. 
Pinafore" for the week of 

NB^^ f&'^O'^*/ May 2. 
^RV^™^ Mark Price's play, "On the 

^^jjb n^BW y Rio Grande," was seen for the 

^ fill week of May 9. On the evening 

Queen Liliuokalani •' ^ 

of Tuesday, May 10, Princess, 
afterward Queen Liliuokalani of the Hawaiian Islands visited 
the theatre. 

Hermann the magician mystified his audiences for l\fo 
weeks commencing May 16. 


THE SEASON OF 1886-87 

William O'Brien lectured on Sunday, May 29, to $2299. 

For the week of May 30 a company was recruited and **The 
World*' was produced with un- 
expected success. 

"Under the Gaslight" was 
the attraction for the week of 
June 6. 

George C. Boniface played 
**The Streets of New York" 
the week of June 13. 

Harry Meredith in ** Ranch 
10'' was the final card of the 
season, the curtain falling on 
June 25. 

For many years before this 
time, and up to 1895, the City 

of Boston hired the theatre every Fourth of July for an oration 
and the reading of the Declaration of Independence in the 
forenoon, followed by three consecutive entertainments for 
school-children in the afternoon. Admission was entirely free 
in the morning and the tickets needed for admission in the 
afternoon were given free to school-children. 

The theatre was oj)ened for one evening, that of August 8, 
1887, for a reception to that noted son of Boston, the king of 
pugilists, John L. Sullivan, on which occasion he was pre- 
sented with a "ten thousand dollar diamond licit." The 
mayor of the city, Hugh O'Brien, occupied one of the hoxcs 
and lent tone to the event. 

William O'Brien 


THE SEASON OF 1887-88 

BARRY AND Fay opened the season on August 15 with a 
week of " Irish Aristocracy *' and a week of ** Mulcahey's 
Big Party/' 

Hon. P. A. ColHns lectured on Sunday, August 28. 

Thatcher, Primrose and West's Minstrels played the week 
of August 29. 

Henry T. Chanfrau presented "Kit*' the week of Septem- 
ber 5. 

"A Run of Luck," a Drury Lane melodrama by Henry 
Pettitt and Augustus Harris, was given an expensive produc- 
tion on September 12, 1887, and ran eleven weeks. A stud of 
race-horses and a pack of hunting-dogs were used in the scenes 
representing the Meet and the Race. The cast was : 

Harry Copsley Forrest Robinson. 

John Copsley W. H. Crompton. 

Squire Selby J. F. Dean. 

George Selby Fred G. Ross. 

Captain Arthur Trevor Frank Losee. 

Charley Sandown D. J. Maguinnis. 

Jim Ladybird Frank E. Lamb. 

Joe Bunny W. J. Wheeler. 

Lawyer Parsons C. A. Warde. 

E. T. Chonn R. S. Finley. 

Judge Parks C. B. Miller. 


THE SEASON OF 1887-88 

Lord Earlswood 
The Colonel 
Station Master 
'J\>ni Catcli|x>le 
Telegraph ()|)erator 
Railway Porter 
Daisy Copsley 
Aunt Mary 
Phebe Wood 
Mrs. Willmore 
Mrs. Seymour 
Maude de Iau'V 
Lucy Byefield 

Russell Hunting. 
R. C. Varian. 
W. A. Carl. 
F. M. Jameson. 
W. K. Sylvester. 
S. E. Fredericks. 
J. W. Taylor. 
Minnie RadcliiTe. 
Lillian I.<ee. 
Mrs. W. G. Jones. 
Rosa France. 
Florence Robinson. 
May Merrick. 
Eklith Clinton. 
Karoline Beekman. 
Rae Harrison, 
(trace Thome. 

At the end of '*The Run of 
Luck/' **The Exiles*' was re- 
vived by the same company and 
filled two weeks to gratifying 

\V. P. Pierce l)egan on Sun- 
day evening, Octoln^r 16, a se- 
ries of ten concerts which were 
dignified and worthy, though 
not es|)ecially remunerative. 

At the Boston Press Cluh 
Ik'nefit on the afternoon of Oc- 
toln^riO the volunteers included 
James E. Murdoch, Dion Bou- 

l\ A. Collins 



cicault, Louis Aldrich, H. L. Southwick and Morris S. Kuhns, 

Edmund T. Phelan, the Harvard 
Quartette, and others. 

Edwin Booth and Lawrence Bar- 
rett made their first joint appear- 
ance here on December 12 and 
remained two weeks, presenting 
"Julius Caesar'' all of the first 
week, while the second was divided 
between " Othello," " Hamlet," 
"King Lear," "The Merchant of 
Venice," and "Macbeth." In their 

Billy Barry, of Barry and Fay company were E. J. Buckley, John 

A. Lane, Charles Collins, Ben G. 
Rogers, Lawrence Hanley, L. J. Henderson, Frederic Vroom, 
J. L. Finney, Charles B. Hanford, Edwin Royle, Beaumont 
Smith, Kendall Weston, Owen Faw- 
cett, Minna K. Gale, Miriam O'Leary, 
Elizabeth Robins, and Gertrude Kel- 

Deiiinan Tliompson played "The 
Old Homestead " the week of Decem- 
ber 26, the small part of Frank Hop- 
kins Inking acted by Chauncey Olcott. 

McXisli, Johnson and Slavin's 
Minstrels were seen the week of Jan- 
uar\^ 2. ...,,. ., . ^ 

The National Opera Company, 
which was beginning to be on unstable financial footing, occu- 
pied tlie following fortnight. Their chief attraction was Eloi 



THE SEASON OF 1887-88 

Sylva, a dramatic tenor of great power, whose favorite role was 
that of Nero in the opera of that name, which was then seen 
for the first time here. The other artists were Bertha Pierson, 
Amanda Fabris, Emma Juch, Clara Poole, Barton McGuckin, 
Charles Bassett, William Ludw^g, William Mertens, Alonzo 
Stoddard, Frank Vetta, and George H. Broderick. The re- 
pertoire included **Nero/' "The 
Queen of Sheba," ** Faust," 
"Tannhauser," **Aida/' '* Lohen- 
grin," and ''The Flying Dutch- 

Henry Irving, supported by 
Ellen Terry and the Lyceum The- 
atre Company of London, began 
on January 23 a month's engage- 
ment, opening in "Faust," which 
ran two weeks and one day. As 
Miss Terry played only six times 
a week, the Saturday evenings 
were given up to performances 
of ''The Bells" and "Jingle," 
"Louis XI," or "The Lyons 
Mail," in which plays Mr. Irving 

was seen at his best. "Olivia" and "The Merchant of 
Venice" were also given during the engagement. The re- 
ceipts for the four weeks were phenomenal, amounting to 
over $83,000 gross. On Mr. Irving's fiftieth birthday, which 
came on Monday, February 6, 1888, "Faust" was played to 
$4582, which was the largest sum that he had ever received 
at one performance in his life. Although Irving was the star 


William Ludwig 


H. C. Barnabee 

and Miss Terry but a secondary attraction, her presence in 

r^^^^^ ^^^m the cast nearly, and sometimes 
^^^^^ ^^^1 quite doubled the receipts. For 
^L ^^ * \ instance, at the matinee on Sat- 

J7 C urday, January 28, "Faust,** 

^E!^ ^H ^ith Miss Terry in the cast, was 

J^^^ . ^^ played to $4144. On the same 

^^L ▲. evening "The Bells*' and "Jin- 

gle** were presented without 
her and drew only $2111.50. 
On February 4, " Faust ** drew 
$4366 in the afternoon, while 
"Louis XI** without her drew 
$2215 in the evening. On Feb- 
ruary 11 Irving and Terry in 
"Olivia** played to $4000 at the matinee, while Irving alone 
in "The Lyons Mail*' drew only $1437.50 in the evening. On 
their final Saturday he played alone at the matinee' to $2756, 
while the two together in "The Merchant of Venice" in the 
evening drew $4244. 

At the Elks' Benefit on February 2 
were seen Loie Fuller, Oliver Byron, 
Murray and Murphy, Lillian Russell, 
Harry Paulton, Marie Halton, Eugene 
Oudin, W. H. Hamilton, John E. Brand, 
Nat C. Goodwin, Carrie Hale and 
others, and six caricaturists. Napoleon 
Sarony, Henry B. Thomas, John Dur- 
kin, Charles Graham, Daniel F. 
Smith, and George R. Halm. 


N. C. C^kwdwin, Jr. 

THE SEASON OF 1887-88 

W. H. H. Murray read from his own works on Sunday, 
February 12. 

J. K. Emniett in '* Fritz" appeared the 
week of February 20. 

The Boston Ideal Opera Company saw- 
great changes this season, as Barnal>ee, 
Karl, and MacDonald had withdrawn and 
formed a new company called the Boston- 
ians, while W. H. Foster remained the 
manager of the Ideals and continued a 
short time longer. Both companies are 
now things of the past, but they have left 
deep and beneficial impressions upon the 
musical interests of this country. The 
Ideals opened on February 27 for two 
weeks, their principals being Z^lie de Lus- 

san, Helen 

Tom Karl 

W. H. Macl)nnal<i 

Dudley Campbell, Harriet Avery, 
Letitia Fritsch, Avon D. Saxon, 
Frank Baxter, George Appleby, 
W. H. Clark, J. C. Miron, and 
Fritz Williams, while their re|)er- 
toire included "Victor," ''Fra 
Diavolo," '*The Daughter of the 
Regiment," ** The Bohemian 
Clirl," and ''Carmen." 

The Theatrical Mechanics' 
Benefit on March S offered Ze- 
lie de Lussan, rilic Akerstrom, 
Harry and John Kernell. Digby 



Bell, DeWolf Hopper, Marion Manola, Harry Kennedy, E. K. 
Hood, and others. 

Margaret Mather opened on March 12, the day of the great 
blizzard of 1888, in "Leah," presenting for the remainder of 
the week "The Honeymoon," "Romeo and Juliet," and "As 
You Like It." 

The Boston Symphony Orchestra made their appearance on 
Sunday evening, March 18, for the benefit of the Home for 

Destitute Catholic Children. The 
conductor at that time was Wil- 
liam Gericke. 

Bolossy Kiralfy produced " Do- 
lores," an adaptation of Victorien 
Sardou's "Patrie," for a fort- 
night beginning March 19. 

Thatcher, Primrose and West 
returned on April 2 for one more 

Daniel Bandmann w^as seen 
for the week of April 9 in a ver- 
sion of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. 
Hyde." Mr. Bandmann was 
much disturbed by the fact that on his opening night a manager 
w hom he had discharged found his way into the star's dressing- 
room and stole the trick wig which is so necessary an adjunct 
in the quick changes from the kindly expression of Dr. Jekyll 
to the diabolical appearance of Mr. Hyde. Mr. Bandmann did 
not know of his loss until the last moment and was entirely 
upset until an ingenious attache suggested that he make the 
change by simply putting on his wig hind side foremost when 


D. E. Bandmann 

THE SEASON OF 1887-88 

in the character of Hyde. He did this and the audience never 
knew the diflFerence. 

Murray and Murphy essayed " Our Irish Visitors" the week 
of April 16. 

Cora Tanner played *' Alone in London " the week of April 23. 

Denman Thompson returned on April 30 for two more 
weeks of "The Old Homestead." 

The Bostonians made their first ap[>earance on May 14 and 
remained a fortnight, rendering **Fatinitza," "Mignon," 
"The Poachers," " Fra Diavolo," and "The Bohemian Girl." 
The chief singers were Juliet Corden, Marie Stone, Agnes 
Huntington, H. C. Barnabee, Tom Karl, W. H. MacDonald, 
George Frothingham, R. N. Dun- 
bar, and Riccardo Ricci. S. L. 
Studley was the musical director. 

The Actors' Fund had a notable 
benefit on May 24. Edwin Booth 
and I^awrence Barrett played a 
scene from "Othello," Agnes 
Booth and Joseph Whiting were 
seen in "Old Ix)ve Letters," E. 
H. Sothern offered a scene from 
"The Highest Bidder,'' the Bos- 
tonians did the second act of 
"Mignon," Fritz Giese and Paul 
Fox played the Velio and flute, 

Maude Banks, N. C. Goodwin, Jr., and Alexander Salvini 
recited, and Edmund T. Phelan gave impersonations. The 
receipts were $4631 and Messrs. Booth and Barrett contributed 
enough to make it an even $5000. 


Juliet Conlen 


"The World" was revived for the week of May 29. 
WilHam Ludwig, assisted by Attalie Claire, Amanda Fabris, 
and W. H. Fessenden, gave a concert of Irish music on Sunday, 
June 3. 

Frank Charvat rented the theatre for four weeks and pre- 
sented Ullie Akerstrom on June 4, for three weeks in *' Annette, 

the Dancing Girl,'' and one week 
in "Renah." 

On Saturday evening, March 
24, 1888, Daniel Hurley, who had 
been a ticket-seller here for tw enty 
years or more, was stricken with 
a hemorrhage of the brain w hile 
in the oflSce and never was able 
to return to work, although he 
lived more than a year after his 
attack. His assistant, James T. 
Graham, died suddenly the following June, having been on 
duty until within a few hours of his death. 

On Sunday, June 24, C. H. Bridge, calling himself a spirit- 
ualistic medium, gave a performance at which he challenged 
Kellar the magician to discover any trickery in his cabinet 
test. Mr. Kellar went on the stage and inside of one minute 
had shown the audience the mechanism of the cabinet, while 
Mr. Bridge hastened from the theatre in disgust. 

Hayes's "Tour through Ireland," an illustrated lecture, 
closed the season on Sunday, July 1. 

Ullie Akerstrom 


THE SEASON OF 1888-89 

DTRiNG the season of 1887-88, Eugene Tompkins, with 
E. G. Giimore of New York as a partner, purchased the 
Academy of Music, New York, which they have ever since 
conducted as a combination theatre. The firm of Giimore 
and Tompkins also managed, the tours of Margaret Mather 
for the seasons of 1888-89 and 1889-90. At the same time 
Mr. Tompkins alone leased and managed the Fifth Avenue 
Theatre in New York for two years from May 1, 1888. 

The only changes in the business staff for the season of 
1888-89 were that the ticket-agents were the Buckley brothers, 
J. J and Frank M. Joseph F. Sullivan had replaced Jeremiah 
B. Sullivan as property-man early in the previous season. 

** Mankind,'* an English melodrama by George Conquest 
and Paul Meritt, was produced by a s|)ecially engaged com- 
pany on August 6 and ran three weeks. The cast was as fol- 
lows : 

Philip Warren Fornvst Robinson. 

Danid Gnxnlge I). J. Maguinnis. 

Peter Sharpley S. E. Springer. 

Kdmund Sharpley James Neill 

Rieharci Pin(MM)l HerlMTt M. Colby, 

(lefirge Mellon J. W. Hague. 

Barnaby Bright Alf HsImt. 

Joshua Monkeytrick W. J. \Vh<M»hT. 

James Fossett R. S. Fin ley. 



W. K. Sylvester. 
George B. Bates. 
T. B. Howell. 
F. O. Jameson. 
C. A. Miller. 
Marjorie Bonner. 
Gertie Boswell. 
Maggie HoUoway. 
Rachel Noah. 
Grace Huntington. 
Annie H. Blancke. 

John Bloward 
Thomas Barrow 
Albert Ernest Fitzallan 
Bill Brawley 
Harry Hawkins 
Alice Maitland 

Arabella Bright 
Kesiah Bickerton 
Constance Melton 
Jane Agnes Frisby 

The hit of the piece was made by D. J. Maguinnis, who 
portrayed a hundred-year-old villain with startling strength of 

Thatcher, Primrose and West's Minstrels filled the week 

of August 27. 

"The Two Sisters," a play by 
Denman Thompson and George 
W. Ryer, was presented the week 
of September 3. 

"The Crystal Slipper," an ex- 
travaganza presented by the Chi- 
cago Opera House Company, 
opened on September 10 and ran 
six weeks. Eddie Foy and May 
Yohe are the best remembered 
names in the cast. Miss Yohe aft- 
erward married a scion of English 
nobility and became Lady Hope. 
Maude Banks, the daughter of 
Maude Banks General N. P. Banks, made her 


THE SEASON OF 1888-89 

first appearance at this house on October 22, 1888, playing 
one week in " Ingomar," "Leah," "The Lady of Lyons," and 
"Love's Sacrifice." 

Bolossy Kiralfy's company, in a dramatization of Jules 
Verne's "Mathias Sandorf," filled the weeks of October 29 
and November 5. 

Alice Shaw, the whistler, appeared in concert on Sunday, 
November 4. 

Lew Dockstader's Minstrels made their first Boston appear- 
ance the week of November 12 and met with instant recogni- 
tion. The greatest hits were made by Mr. 
Dockstader himself, George Marion and 
R. J. Jos^, the last-named introducing for 
the first time his still-popular song, '* With 
All Her Faults I Love Her Still." , 

The Clara Louise Kellogg English Op- 
era Company sang the week of November 
19 in " Faust," " Carmen," " II Trovatore," 
"Martha," "The Bohemian Girl," and 
** Mignon." 

Concerts were given on Sunday even- 
ings, November 25 and December 2, by the 
New American Opera Company, under 
the management of Gustav Hinrichs. 

The Howard Athenaeum Star Specialty 
Company was seen here for the first time 
the week of November 26. The receipts were phenomenal, the 
gross takings amounting to $10,188, probably the largest sum 
that had ever been received in one week by any variety com- 
pany in the world. The members of the company were Alfred 


Lew Dockstader 


May Yohe 

and Jackson, Tennyson and O'Gorman, the Whirlwinds of 
the Desert, Will Poluski, Lawlor and Thornton, Wood and 

Sheppard, Paul Cinquevalli, May 
and Flo Irwin, James F. Hoey, 
Ida Heath, the Cinquevalli Troupe 
and theCarle-Carmanelli Troupe. 
Fanny Davenport made her first 
appearance here as a star on De- 
cember 3, 1888, when she began a 
three weeks' engagement in Sar- 

The Boston Press Club had a 
benefit on the afternoon of De- 
cember 6, when Charles A. Bige- 
low was seen as Gaspard in " The 
Chimes of Normandy," Joseph 
Jefferson played "Lend Me Five Shillings," Julia Marlowe 
and Charles Barron presented a scene from "Ingomar," and 
Helen Barry, Robert Hilliard, and 
others appeared. 

Margaret Mather began a week 
on December 24 in "The Honey- 
moon," also presenting "Leah," 
"Romeo and Juliet," and "Mac- 

Dockstader's Minstrels returned 
for the week of December 31. 

The Boston Ideals, with an ex- 
ceptionally strong list of prima 
donnas, sang for two weeks begin- 


R. J. Jos^ 

THE SEASON OF 1888-89 

ning January 7, in "The Barber of Seville," "Queen Topaz/' 
"Carmen," "The Daughter of the Regiment," "Faust," and 
"Martha." The princi- 
pals were Z^lie de Lus- 
san, Pauline L' Allemand, 
Attalie Claire, Georgina 
Janusehowsky, Luigi Pa- 
rotti, Frank Baxter, Cle- 
ment Bainbridge, Wil- 
liam Mertens, J. C. 
Miron, and W. H. Clark. 
Ad. Neuendorf was the 
conductor. On the even- 
ing of Wednesday, Janu- 
ary 9, Italo Campanini 
was especially engaged 
to sing Don Jos^ to the 
Carmen of Z^lie de Lus- 
san. This proved to be 
the last engagement of 
the Boston Ideal Opera 
Company in this city, as 
the organization was disbanded at the end of the season. 

Dockstader's Minstrels and Jules Ix^vy were heard in con- 
cert on Sundays, January G, 13, and ^0, and Alice Shaw 
whistled again on the 27th. 

Booth and Barrett bej^an a four weeks' run on January 21. 
"Othello" was played all of their first week, *'The Merchant 
of Venice" all of the second, wliile the remaining fortnit^ht 
was taken up with "Julius CVsar," ''Othello," *'The Fool's 

Fanny I>5ivpn|>ort 



Revenge," "David Garrick," "Yorick's Love/' "Hamlet," 
"The King's Pleasure," and "Macbeth." 
Mr. Barrett never appeared in the Boston 
Theatre again, his final role there being 
Macduff, on February 16, 1889. 

Johnson and Slavin's Minstrels were heard 
in concert on Sunday, February 3. 

William Ludwig and his concert company 
sang on Sunday evenings, December 9 and 
7M| 30 and February 10, 17, and 24. 
M " Harbor Lights ' ' was played for the week 

*^ of February 18 by a company under the 

|V management of Frank Curtis, which had 

" been encountering bad business for several 

weeks and was nigh to disbanding. The re- 
ceipts for this week were $10,343.50, a sum 
which put the company squarely on its feet 
again, while the Boston Theatre success was 
heralded through New England, in whose cities the company 
made suflScient profit to encourage it to try another season. 

*'The Stowaway/' with a realistic yacht and two 
formed burglars/' drew good houses 
the week of February 25. 

Gustav Ilinrichs' American Opera 
Company, an organization playing at 
the regular prices of the theatre, was 
seen for the week of March 4. l^ouise 
Natali, Lizzie Macnichol, Charlotte 
Walker, Alida Varena, Clara Poole, 
William Castle, Charles Bassett, Alonzo Ad. Neuendorf 

Georgina von Janu- 



THE SEASON OF 1888-89 

Stoddard, Franz Vetta, E. N. Knight, and Frank Fieri were 
heard in "Lucia di Lara raer moor/' "Faust," "The Daughter 
of the Regiment," "Maritana," "H Trovatore," "The Bohe- 
mian Girl," and "The Masked Ball." 

The Howard Athenaeum Company returned for the week of 
March 11. 

At the Elks' Benefit on March 14, among other attractions, 
J. B. Mason and Viola Allen played the balcony scene from 
"Romeo and Juliet." 

The Bostonians began a fortnight on March 18, during 
which time they rendered 
" Pygmalion and Galatea," 
"Dorothy," "Mignon," 
" Fatinitza," and "The Bo- 
hemian Girl." 

Madame Fursch - Madi , 
Signor Del Puente, Maud 
Powell the violinist, and 
others appeared in concert 
on Sunday, March 24. 

William McAdoo lec- 
tured on " The Irish Ques- 
tion" on Sunday, March 

E. C. Stanton's company 
from the Metropolitan Op- 
era House, New York, be- 
gan a fortnight's season in 

German opera on April 1, his principals being Lilli Ix'hman- 
Kalisch, Louise Meisslinger, Sophie Traubmann, Max Alvary, 


Anton Seidl 


Paul Kalisch, Emil Fischer, and William Sedlmayer. The 
Niebelungen Ring was sung in its entirety for the first time 
in this city and "Die Meistersinger" was also given its first 
hearing. The entire repertoire was "Das Rheingold," "Die 
WalkUre," "Siegfried," " Gotterdammerung," "Tannhau- 
ser," and "Die Meistersinger/' Anton Seidl conducted the 

On Fast Day, April 3, Margaret Mather played "Leah" at 

the matinee and "Romeo and 
Juliet" at night, while on the 
evening of Saturday, April 13, a 
wrestling-match drew a crowded 

Thatcher, Primrose and West's 
Minstrels filled the week of 
April 15. 

Lewis Morrison was seen as 
Mephistopheles in "Faust" the 
two weeks beginning April 22. 
At a concert given on Sun- 
day, April 28, by the Colored 
Catholics for the benefit of the Working Boys' Home, John 
Boyle O'Reilly recited an original poem. Dr. Shuebruk the 
cornetist, Alfred DeSeve the violinist, and others assisting. 

Lydia Thompson's Burlesque Company presented "Penel- 
ope" the week of May 6, her principal supporters being Loui^ 
Kelleher, J. W. Herbert, Charles Horace Kenny, Harry Stam^ 
Marie Williams, Rose Newham, Lillie Alliston, Lillian Wal- 
ters, Christine Blessing, and others. 

A company especially brought together for this occ&sioD 


John Boyle O'Reilly 

THE SEASON OF 1888-89 

sang *' Pinafore" the week of May 13, 1889, the singers being 
Georgine von Januschowsky, Laura Joyce Bell, Annie Belle 
Hinckley, Digby Bell, D. M. Babcock, W. H. Fessenden, 
J. C. Miron, and Lon F. Brine. 

The Boston Oratorio Society presented Rossini's **Stabat 
Mater" on Sunday evening, May 19, with Januschowsky, Ita 
Welsh, George \V. Want, and 
Ivan Morawski, assisted in the 
opening concert by Belle Dubois. 

Frank Mayo played "Davy 
Crockett" the week of May 20. 
A member of his company was 
Lincoln Wagenhals, now of the 
successful managerial firm of 
Wagenhals and Kemper. 

"The World" was revived for 
the week of May 27. 

Dockstader's Minstrels began 
their third separate week of the 
season on June 3. 

Gustav Hinrichs* American Opera Company attempted a 
summer run at popular prices beginning on June 10, but the 
public did not respond, though the performances were worthy, 
and the theatre closed on Tuesday, June 25, after a run of two 
weeks and one day to small houses. 

William Ludwig gave another concert of Irish music on 
Sunday, June 16. 

The usual City of Boston celebration of the Fourth of 
Julv closed the season. 

May Irwin 


THE SEASON OF 1889-90 

THE season of 1889-90 began on Saturday evening, August 
31, with Atkinson and Dexter's Company of Juveniles 
in ** H. M. S. Pinafore," which ran through the following week. 

"Harbor Lights" was the attraction for the week of Sep- 
tember 9. 

Dockstader's Minstrels appeared for the week of Septem- 
ber 16, that being their fourth engagement in this theatre 
within twelve months. 

George Francis Train lectured on "Red Hot Current 
Events" on Sunday evening, September 22. 

"The Exiles" was produced on September 23, by a com- 
pany engaged by Mr. Tompkins for touring the piece through 
the country, and ran three weeks to excellent business. 

William l^udwig was heard in concert on Sunday, Septem- 
ber 29. 

A ** National Pajijcant" of tableaux was seen on the after- 
noon of October 11. 

Wilson Barrett, supported by a talented company of Eng- 
lish actors, played a three weeks' engagement beginning 
()ct()l)cr 14, the first week given up to "Ben My Chree/* a 
dramatization of Hall Caine's "The Deemster." His com- 
pany included Miss Eastlake, George Barrett, Coo|)er Cliffe, 
Austin Melford, Murray Carson, James Welch, W. A. Elliott. 
Lillie Belinore, and others. He also presented "Claudian,"' 
"Ilainlct," 'Tlito," "Lord Harry," '*The Silver King," and 


THE SEASON OF 1889-90 

Wilson Barrett 

his triple bill, "Chatterton," "The Colour Sergeant," and 

**A Clerical Error." A testimonial 

was tendered to Wilson Barrett on 

the last night of his engagement, 

Saturday, November 2, 1889, when 

he played "Ben My Chree" to 

$4571.75, the largest receipts he had 

ever drawn in one performance in 

his entire career. 

The Howard Athenaeum Star Spe- 
cialty Company appeared during the 
week of November 4, the artists be- 
ing Florene, Conroy and Fox, the 
Irwin Sisters, George Thatcher, Wil- 
ton and Mora, Lottie Collins, Wood 
and Sheppard, Ida Heath, Abachi and Mazuz, Dutch Daly, 
and Marvelle's Birds and Dogs. 

On Sunday evening, Novem- 
ber 10, Bill Nye and James Whit- 
comb Riley appeared in readings 
from their own works. It was on 
this occasion that a man in the 
balcony called, "Louder,'' while 
Nye was reading. " Why donH you 
pay more and come down where 
you can hear.^" asked the hu- 
morist. "Because it isn't worth 
it," replied the man, to the ap- 
plause of the sympathizing audi- 
BiU Nye ence. 



The Bostonians played a two weeks' season, beginning 
November 11, their first week being divided between "Pyg- 
malion and Galatea," " Suzette," *' Mignon," " The Poachers/' 
''Fatinitza," and "The Bohemian Girl," while for the whole 
of the second week they sang ''Don Quixote" by Harry B. 
Smith and Reginald de Koven, Barnabee being seen as Don 
Quixote and Frothingham as Sancho Panza. 

The Balmoral Choir from Glasgow sang on Sunday, No- 
vember 17. 

Primrose and West's Minstrels followed for the week of 
November 25. 

A great fire broke out on the morning of Thanksgiving Day 
and burned several buildings in the region of Kingston and 
Essex Streets, which necessitated the shutting-off of the gas- 
mains in the vicinity of the theatre. Fortunately the building 
was being fitted for electric lighting and the wiring was so far 
advanced that the footlights could be used. With the help of 
calcium lights and locomotive headlights the stage was made 
sufficiently brilliant and the performances went on without 
interruption, although at the matinee the streets in the vicinity 
were so roped-in that intending playgoers had to make a long 
detour and enter the building by the Mason Street door. 

The Emma Juch Opera Company played the fortnight 
beginning Deceml)er 2 to light business, the company includ- 
ing Emma Juch, Laura Bellini, Susie Leonhardt, Lizzie 
Macnichol, Charles Iledmondt, Alonzo Stoddard, Franz Velta* 
Elvin Sing(M\ Charles Turner, Frank Fieri, T. S. Guise, E. N, 
Knij^ht, and Fanny (ionzalcs. Giuseppe Campanari made his 
first appearance on the operatic stage with this company on 
Deconiher 11, 1889, as Valentine in '' Faust." Previous to this 

THE SEASON OF 1889-90 

he had been for some years an instrumentalist in the Boston 
Symphony Orchestra. "The 
Postilion of Lonjumeau ' * 
was the only novelty pre- 
sented. ^Vlonzo Stoddard was 
taken ill during this engage- 
ment and died in the hospital 
a few days later. 

The Boston Press Club 
Benefit on December 5 en- 
listed the services of Annie 
Pixley and company, William 
II. Crane and company, 
Francis Wilson and Marie 
Jansen, Emma Juch, Evans 
and Hoey and company, Giu- 
sep|)e Campanari, and Oliver 
Doud Byron and company. 
A concert was given on Sunday, December 8, for the suffer- 
ers by the Thanksgiving fire. 

Hoyt\s A Midnight BelP' fol- 
lowed on I)eccnil)er 16 for three 
weeks, Maude Adams making her 
first Boston a[)[)earance as Dot 
Bradbury. During this engagt*- 
ment the first e[)idemic of la 
grippe held Boston in its clutches, 
so many {)eopIe l>eing ill with it 
in the city that business was ser- 
iously affected in the stores and 


Maude Adams 

Gioseppe Campanari 


Eugene Canficld 

theatres. Some of the members of the "Midnight BelF' com- 
pany were victims of the disease, but 
no performances were omitted. George 
Richards and Eugene Canfield were first 
seen here together in the "Midnight 

Daniel Dougherty lectured on Sunday 
evening, December 29. 

The English melodrama, "My Jack,'* 
was presented for two weeks beginning 
January 6, 1890. This time had been 
held for Lawrence Barrett, but illness 
had compelled him to discontinue his 

Edwin Booth and Helena Modjeska 
appeared as joint stars for the fortnight 
commencing January 20, their lead- 
ing man being Otis Skinner. Their 
plays were ''The Merchant of Ven- 
ice," ''Much Ado About Nothing/' 
" Richelieu/' " The Fool's Revenge/' 
"Donna Diana/' "Macbeth/' and 
"Hamlet/' This proved to be Mr. 
Rootl/s last engagement in the Bos- 
ton Theatre, Richelieu being his last 
part, on Saturday evening, February 
1, 1890. 

A Norsk Festdag, or Norwegian 
Holiday, an entertainment of stere- 
opticon views, tableaux, and songs, 


George Richards 

THE SEASON OF 1889-90 

was given on the afternoon of January 30. Max O'Rell (Paul 
Blouet), the witty Frenchman, lectured on Sunday evening, 
January 26, and again on Sunday, April 6. 

Herrmann's Trans-Atlantique Vaudeville Combination ap- 
peared for the week of February 3, and again for the week of 
the 17th, "The Stowaway*' filling the intervening time. Herr- 
mann*s artists were Harry Pepper and Carrie Tutein, the Four 
Gaiety Danseuses, Herr Tholen and his Singing Poodle, 
Charles F. Ross and 
Maliel Fenton, Le Petit 
Freddv, Trewev, Eu- 
nice Vance, the Pinauds, 
Gus Williams, Katie 
Seymour, the Tacchi 
Brothers, and the 
At hols. John Boyle 
O'Reilly lectured on 
Sunday, February 16. 

** Kajanka,'' a much- 
heralded spectacle of 
slight merit, had large 
receipts the week of 
February 24 and small 
pickings the following 

Charles H. Hoyt's farce comedy, **The Brass Monkey," 
followed for the weeks of March 10 and 17, with the author's 
wife. Flora Walsh, as Baggage, and Tim >rurphy, Otis Harlan, 
and J. C. Miron as the Razzie Dazzle Trio. 

Wibon Barrett followed for the week of March 24, present- 


Max O'Kt'll (Paul Hlouet) 


The Razzle Dazzle Trio 
Otia Harlau, Tim Murphy, and J. C. Miron 

ing "Ben My Chree," **The Silver King/' and the triple 

The Elks' Benefit on March 27 was a notable affair. George 
Thatcher appeared, accomplishing the unprecedented feat of 
playing in Philadelphia on Wednesday and Thursday even- 
ings, traveling to Boston and appearing on the stage here and 
returning to Philadelphia in the meantime. The other volun- 
teers were Reeves's Band, Maurice Barrymore, Ad Ryman, 


THE SEASON OF 1889-90 

Gus Williams 

Amelia Glover, Charlie Reed, Maude Banks, Edwin French, 

Robert Hilliard and company, 

Clara Daymer, Marie Barratta 

Morgan, Jacob Benzing, the Bos- 
ton Museum Company, Olive 

Homans, Edmund T. Phelan, 

Julia Marlowe and company, the 

Razzle Dazzle Trio, Alexander 

Salvini and company, Florence 

St. John, E. J. Lonnen, Charles 

Danby, Wilson Barrett and com- 
pany, Luke Schoolcraft and Barry 

Maxwell, Raffin, Gus Reynolds 

and company, Frank Clayton and 
a Grand Mil- 
itary Prize Drill. "The Exiles'' followed 
on March 31 for Fast Day week. 

The Metropolitan Opera House Com- 
pany sang in German operas the fortnight 
beginning April 7, Walter Damrosch be- 
ing the conductor. Lilli Lehmann-Kalisch, 
Sophie Traubmann, Charlotte Huhn, Fe- 
licia Kaschoska, Sophie Wiesner, Conrad 
Behrens, Paul Kalisch, Emil Fischer, The- 
odor Reichmann, Jules Perotti, Nicolai 
Gorski, and Joseph Beck sang in "Tann- 
hauser," " William Tell," " Norma," " Lo- 
hengrin," "Die Meistersinger," "The 
Huguenots," "The Flying Dutchman," 

George Francis Train "FidcHo," and "Don Giovanni." 



On the afternoon of March 11 and the evening of March 12, 
1890, the First Corps of Cadets were seen in their burlesque, 
'* Injured Innocents," the chief actors being R. D. Sears, H. 
K. Swinscoe, S. H. Hooper, James G. White, Walter Jackson, 
H. A. Edgerly, L. C. Benton, G. W. Langdon, R. A. Barnet, 
T. E. Stutson, W. E. Spaulding, and P. S. Sears. 

Father Theobald Mathew lectured on Sunday, April 20. 
Richard Mansfield opened on April 21 in "Richard III*' 
and remained two weeks, presenting also "A Parisian Ro- 
mance," ''The Frenchman," and "Dr. 
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.' Much to the 
star's disgust, "Richard III" drew only 
$369 on its opening, while the first night 
of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" brought 
in $1684. 

The Colored Catholics gave a concert 
on Sunday, April 27. 

Richard Mansfield " ^^^ Silver Falls," a melodrama by 

George R. Sims and Henry Pettitt, was 
produced by Mr. Tompkins on May 5 and ran three weeks, 
with a company which included William Redmund, Frank 
Losee, Charles Coote, Daniel Gilfeather, J. R. Furlong, Charles 
Leonard Fletcher, Raymond Finley, Daniel Jarrett, Sidney 
Armstrong, Alice Fischer, Marion Elmore, and others. 

*' Mankind" was offered for the week of May 26, with E. D. 
Lyons in the [)art formerly played by D. J. Maguinnis. 

Kate Claxton presented "The Green Bushes" the week of 
June 2. 

The Oriental Opera Company of New York gave perform- 
ances in Yiddish on Tuesday, June 17, and Friday, June 20, 

THE SEASON OF 1889-90 

King Saul/' a historical opera, being performed on Tues- 
ly, and "Esther von Eingede," a five-act tragedy, with Jacob 
Jler in the leading part, on Friday. 

Pantomimic tableaux of scenes from the "Saga-Nat," 
vthologicaK |>oeticaK and historical, were performed on 
liursday evening, June 26, and the season closed with the 
stomary City of Boston celebration on the Fourth of July. 


THE SEASON OF 1890-91 

THE season was opened by Harry Kernell and Sheffer and 
Blakely's New York Specialty Company for the week of 
August 11, that being the occasion of the annual convention 
of the Grand Army of the Republic. The company consisted 
of Major Burk, the Chester Sisters, the Garnella Brothers, 
Sheffer and Blakely, George Murphy, Lizzie Derioiis Daly, 
the Dares, Bernard Dyllyn, the Acme Four, Harry Kernell, 
and Augusta Sohlke's Hungarian Ballet Troupe. 

George Thatcher's Minstrels occupied the week of August 
18, the principals being George Thatcher, John Wild, Tom 
Lewis, Tom LeMack, R. J. Jos6, Raymon Moore, H, W. 
Frillman, George Lewis, Frank La Mondue, Rodo Leo Rapoli, 
Wood and Sheppard, and the Mazuz-Abacco Arabs. 

"Good Old Times," an English melodrama, under the 
management of Colonel W. E. Sinn, was seen for three weeks 
beginning August 25. 

The event of the season was the production of "The Sou- 
dan," a drama by Henry Pettitt and Augustus Harris, which 
had been played at the Drury Lane Theatre under the name 
of "Human Nature.'' The cast was: 

Captain Temple Henry Neville. 

Matthew Hawker S. E. Springer. 

Paul De Vigne Frank Losee. 

Stephen Mardyke Nestor Lennon. 



Rev. Arthur Lulworth 
Horatio Spofkins 
Joe Lambkins 
John Stone 
Col. Brandon 
Pat O'Connor 
Henry Ormonde 
Father Bonini 
Jem Buxton 
Arab Sheik 
First European 
Second European 
Third European 
Fourth European 
Nellie Temple 
Cora Grey 
• Maggie Wilkins 
Mrs. Lambkins 
Mrs. Lulworth 
Mrs. Buxton 

Lawrence Eddinger. 

Dan Collyer. 

Harry Hawk. 

Harry Rose. 

Ed Lawrence. 

A. W. Rumble. 

John J. Geary. 

Russell Hunting. 

H. A. Wallace. 

Robert Mackay. 

J. E. Gilbert. 

Francis George. 

Sylvie Warren. 

John Lyons. 

Louise Balfe. 

Eleanor Moretti. 

Kate Oesterle. 

Mrs. W. G. Jones. 

Jeannie Harrold. 

Kate Murray. 

Belle Rose. 

Master Walter I^wis. 

Master Wallie Eddinger. 

This proved to be the most successful play of this kind ever 
seen in Boston. It was originally intended to run ten weeks, 
but its drawing powers proved so strong that other attractions 
were moved aside to permit a continuance of its run. The 
Howard Athenaeum Company was to have played here at 
Thanksgiving time, but they were persuaded to go to Pro- 
vidence for that week, Mr. Tompkins guaranteeing that the 
receipts there should reach $5000 gross. As they took in only 
a little over $1900 for the entire week, the cost to him was 


THE SEASON OF 1890-91 

Henry Neville 

considerable, but *'The Soudan" more than made up for the 

difference. Booth and Barrett were 

booked at the Boston Theatre for 

the weeks of December 1 and 8, 

but a check for $1500 persuaded 

them to go to the Park Theatre in- 
stead, and "The Soudan" ran mer- 
rily on. ''The Soudan" was first 

presented on Tuesday, September 

16, 1890, and it ran until January 

10, 1891, seventeen weeks in all. It 

was revived that same season on 

April 20 and ran four weeks more, 

thus making twenty-one weeks in a 

single season, a record never equaled in this theatre. Henry 

Neville returned to England at the end of that season and is 

still prominently before the public over there. 

Harry Hawk was alone upon 
^0^^^ the stage in Ford's Theatre in 

L ~ "^ Washington when President Lin- 

^ *" 1 coin was assassinated, and recog- 

nized Wilkes Booth as he jumped 
from the private box and ran past 
him to the wings. 

Louise Balfe afterward became 
the wife of Abraham Erlanger, 
a prominent member of the the- 
atrical syndicate which has so 
long controlled dramatic affairs 
in this country. 


Harry Hawk 


Harry Rose and Belle Rose were man and wife. Some years 
since he murdered her in a fit of jeal- 
ous rage and is now serving a life sent- 
ence in a New York prison. 

Walter Lewis and Wallace Eddin- 
ger have proved true the promise of 
their youth and are both actors of 
recognized standing. 

Mrs. W. G. Jones, Kate Oesterle, 
and S. E. Springer have since passed 
away, but most of the others are still 
on the stage. 

The scenic possibilities of the play 
were great and were taken advantage 
of to the fullest extent. The varying 
stage-pictures included views in rural 
England, in the heart of London, and 
in the 

Liouise Balfe in "The 
Soudan " 

depths of Africa. The parade 
of the returning troops in 
Trafalgar Square employed 
a greater number of aux- 
iliaries than has ever been 
shown at any other time on 
any stage in Boston. Many 
horses were ridden by the 
officers in the military page- 
ant. The uniforms worn by 
the English soldiers in the 
African scenes were pur- 

Frank Losee 


THE SEASON OF 1890-91 

chased from the British Government and 
were those which had actually been worn 
by Her Majesty's troops in the Soudan cam- 
paign. They included the first khaki cloth- 
ing ever seen in this country. The uniforms 
of the London policemen, the bootblacks, 
the military bands and drum corps, as well 
as the dresses worn by the Soudanese wo- 
men and the Arab warriors, were absolutely 
correct in material and design. Crowded 
houses prevailed and at the end of its first 
run the production w^as taken to Philadel- 
phia and Chi- 
cago. The fol- 
lowing summer 

Wallie Eddinger in 
*' The Soudau " 

Mrs. W. G. Jones in " The Soudan 

it had another 

run in Chicago, 

and in September it was 
presented at the Academy 
of Music, New York, with 
Louis James in the leading 
role. The firm of Jefferson, 
Klaw and Erlanger leased 
"The Soudan" from Mr. 
Tompkins and presented it 
all over the country for two 
seasons longer. 

The Boston Philharmo- 
nic Orchestra, an organiza- 
tion of talented musicians 



under the leadership of Bemhard Listeman, appeared every 
Sunday evening for eighteen weeks, beginning October 5, but 
did not meet with the recognition that their playing deserved. 
At their concert on Sunday, January 26, 1891, George Rid- 
dle read "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and Mendelssohn's 
music was rendered by the orchestra and a ladies' chorus. 

The Irish patriots, Dillon and O'Brien, had a reception on 
the afternoon of Sunday, November 9, 1890, when, at prices 
ranging from fifty cents to one dollar, the receipts were $3000, 

which is probably a record for 
any theatre at those prices. 

"The Crystal Slipper" was 
presented for the weeks of Jan- 
uary 12 and 19, 1891. 

The Hanlon-Volter Martinetti 
Company filled the weeks of 
January 26 and February' 2, its 
members consisting of the Han- 
Ion- Volters, trapeze artists, Paul 
, , ,^.„ Martinetti and his Pantomime 

Jolni Dillon 

Company, Walter Emerson, the 
Montaifijne Troupe, the Hulines, Dora Emerson, Kodo Leo 
Rapoli, Stel)l) and Tre[)[), and the Wartenbur<i: Family. 

Charles 11. lloyt's *'A Trip to Chinatown'' followed for 
two weeks, openin^i; February 9. Although the business of 
this play was excellent, it was by no means phenomenal, and 
ev(Mvl)()(ly was surprised when it went into the Madison Square 
Tlu^atiT in New York and made one of the longest and most 
profitable runs ever known in the metropolis. The first play 
of ^Tr. lloyt's to be produced under his own management was 


THE SEASON OF 1890-91 

Charles H. Hoyt 

**A Rag Baby," which had its initial representation in the 
spring of 1884 by the firm of Tompkins, Hoyt and Thomas, 
the members being Eugene Tompkins, Charles H. Hoyt, and 
Charles H. Thomas. Mr. Tompkins sold his interest in the 
firm at the end of the season of 1885-86 and the name was 
changed to Hoyt and Thomas. Mr. Thomas died in 1894 and 
Frank McKee took his place, the firm name changing to Hoyt 
and McKee. Mr. Hoyt died in 1901. 

The Howard Athenaeum Company occupied the week of 
February 23, the performers being Fitz and Webster, Brothers 
Poluski, Marian Hayman, Conroy and Fox, the Five Boissett 



Brothers, Kate Davis, the Braatz Brothers, Minnie Cunning- 
ham, Cinquevalli, Dutch Daly, and the Salambos. 

"The Hustler," with John Kernell and MoUie Thompson 
featured, filled the week of March 2. MoUie Thompson was 

the daughter of Johnny Thompson, 
who had played "On Hand'' here 
years before. 

"Yon Yonson,'' with Gus Heege 
in an artistic portrayal of the Swedish 
hero, played the week of March 9. 

Primrose and West's Minstrels, 
with Lew Dockstader as an added 
attraction, were seen the week of 
March 16. 

At the Actors' Fund Benefit on 
March 19, 1891, a boy and a man 
appeared who have both won fame 
and money as dramatic authors. The 
boy was Georgie Cohan, who played with his parents and 
sister in "A Good Thing, or Four of a Kind." The man was 
Augustus Thomas, who played with Agnes Booth and May 
Buckley in his own one-act play, "Afterthoughts." 

Charles H.Hoyt's "A Brass Monkey," with Alice Evans 
(now Mrs. Wilton Lackaye) as Baggage, filled the week of 
March 23. 

George Bidwell, the Reformed Forger, lectured on "Forg- 
ing His Own Chains" to a light house on Sunday, March 29. 
George Thatcher's Minstrels came for Fast Day week, 
opening on March 30. 

William Ludwig and his concert company, w^ith R. J. Jose 


Augustus Thomas 

THE SEASON OF 1890-91 

and Rayraon Moore as added attractions, were heard on 
Sunday, April 5. A remarkable incident occurred at the close 
of the performance. Mr. Jose had answered encore after en- 
core until he was tired out and could sing no more. When he 
finally left the stage, the audience rose en masse and left the 
theatre, regardless of the fact that there was still another num- 
ber on the programme, a quartette from *' Rigoletto,'* to be 
sung by Mr. Ludwig's concert quartette. The audience wanted 
Jose and when Jose had finished they were going home, and 
they went. Hoyt's " A Midnight Bell " followed for a fortnight, 
beginning April 6, with Percy Haswell in the part formerly 
played by Maude Adams. 

At the Elks' Benefit on April 9 among other attractions the 
Elks' Minstrels appeared, the interloc- 
utors being J. P. Johnson, George H. 
Goes, and Andy Leavitt. Frank Han- 
son, Bob Allen, J. G. B. McElroy, H. E. 
Hayward, and W. R. Irving handled 
the bones, and Charles Reed, Oscar 
Shaffer, Dudley H. Prescott, George 
W. Fuller, and Bennett Benari the 

Jules levy's American Band played 
on Sundays, April 12 and 19. 

"The Soudan" returned on April 20 
for a four weeks' run. 

Rev. James A. Donovan, S. J., lec- 
tured on Sunday, April 26, on " Garcia 
Moreno, the Martyred President of 
Ecuador." Jules Levy 



On Saturday evening, May 16, at the last performance of 
"The Soudan" and its 169th in Boston that season, a silver 
loving-cup was presented to Henry Neville, leading man of 
the company, together with an address and an autograph 
album signed by the Governor, the Mayor, and many pro- 
minent citizens. 

Leonard Grover's play, "The Wolves of New York," was 
presented on May 18 and ran two weeks. 

The United Hebrew Opera Company of New York, man- 
aged by Mogulesko and Karp, offered "Judith and Holo- 
fernes," on June 17, and "SomnambuUst" on June 19. 

The City of Boston exercises on July 4 closed the season, the 
oration being delivered by Josiah Quincy. 

Charlie Reed and Willie Collier 

Den mail Thompson 


THE SEASON OF 1891-92 

THK season opened on Saturday, August 8, with C. H. 
Smith's company in "Evangeline," which continued for 
the next two weeks. 

George Thatcher's Minstrels in "Tuxedo*' followed for the 
week of August 24. It was during this engagement that the 
song " Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay " was first heard in this city. 
In a few months it was sung all over the world. The words 
of the song were by Henry J. Sayers, the manager of Thatch- 



er's Minstrels. The music he found among the colored people 
of the South, but changed it considerably before it attained 
its popular form. 

W. A. Brady's company in "After Dark," with the rising 

young pugilist James J. Corbett 
as a specialty feature, filled the 
week of August 30. 

"The Old Homestead'' began 
on September 7, 1891, a twelve 
weeks' run which was in some re- 
spects the most notable one ever 
played in this theatre. For the 
two performances on the opening 
day, — Labor Day, — the receipts 
were $2563 and $2616 respect- 
ively. The takings of the first 
week were $17,013.25 and for the 
twelfth week $18,467. For the 
entire twelve weeks the gross receipts were $145,939.75, an 
average of over $12,000 per week and of $1489.18 for each of 
the ninety-eight performances. On only ten occasions during 
the entire run did the receipts fall below one thousand dollars 
for a performance. A unique feature of this engagement and 
one unparalleled in the history of Boston theatricals was that 
on the final week, that of November 23, 1891, there was not 
a single deadhead in the theatre for the entire w^eek. Any 
individual who was entitled to the courtesies of the house was 
allowed to |)ass the doorkeeper the same as usual, but a ticket 
for him was paid for by either Denman Thompson or Eugene 
Tom|)kins. No exceptions were made to this rule and the box 


James J. Corbett in 1891 

THE SEASON OF 1891-92 


office returns showed a clean sheet. No theatre in the world 
had ever before played to so much money in one week at the 
prices, w^hicli ranged from twenty-five cents to one dollar and 
a half. 

Edouard Remenyi, the violin- 
ist, was heard in concert on Sun- 
day, November 22. 

The Minnie Hauk Opera Com- 
pany followed on November 30 
for two weeks, the principals be- 
ing Minnie Hauk, Mme. Basta- 
Tavary, Greta Risley, Bernice 
Holmes, Mile. Tremelli, Helen 
Dudley Campbell, Montariol, 
Bo vet, Del Puente, Leo Stor- 
mont, Ricci, Delasco, Minello, 

and Mascotti. The operas were "Carmen," "Faust," "Caval- 
leria Rusticana," "The Flying Dutchman," " Don Giovanni," 
"Lohengrin," "Martha," and the first act of " La Traviata." 
A concert was given by the o{>era company on Sunday, De- 
cember 13. An amusing incident occurred during this engage- 
ment. One evening Basta-Tavary was to sing the part of 
Senta in "The Flying Dutchman." On seating herself at the 
spinning-wheel she discovered that the portrait of Vander- 
d( cken, which was an indis|)ensable adjunct of the scene, was 
not in its place. She called the attention of the stage-manager 
of the company to the omission and was informed that the 
picture had l>een left behind in Philadelphia and that she 
nuist get along without it. This she refused to do, as in the 
business of her part she was to fix her attention upon the 


THE SEASON OF 1891-92 

tions, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Kendal played "The Happy 
Pair," Cliarles Barron, Eben Plympton, Edgar Davenport, 
Morton Paine, and Annie Clarke 
gave the screen scene from the 
"School for Scandal," Neil Bur- 
gess played an act from "The 
County Fair," Billy Barry an act 
from " McKenna's Flirtation," 
Maurice Barrymore, H. M. Pitt, 
C. F. Bates, and Blanche Ring 
wereseen in " A Man of the World," 
Hallen and Hart, Burr Mcintosh, 
the Roumania Quintette, Herbert 
Johnson, Melville and Stetson, 
William Jerome, John A. Cole- 
man, Little Tuesday, the Schrode 
Brothers, Edmund T. Phelan, 
Ena Bertoldi, the Braatz Brothers 

and Kara appeared, and the Loyal Song was sung by George 
J. Parker, George W. Want, T. H. Norris, C. J. Buffum, J. 
C. Bartlett, S. King, D. ^L Bal>cock, A. B. Hitchcock, George 
Tyler, J. K. Berry, J. L. White, A. C. Ryder and F. C. Fair- 
banks, with Howard M. Dow as accompanist. 

"A Fair Rel)el," with Edward R. Mawson and Fanny 
Gillette featured, played a light week, commencing Deceml>er 

Warren's Ladies' Military Band gave a concert on Sunday, 
Deceml>er 20. 

"The Limited ^Fail," a sensational melodrama with a cast 
which included Joe Covne, Lew Bloom, Harrv Blanev, and 

Neil Burgess 




Grace Sherwood, drew good houses the week of December 21 . 
The attendance in the gallery on Christmas broke all records, 
there being 1297 tickets sold in the afternoon and 1249 in the 

Carmencita, the Spanish dancer, assisted by the Spanish 
Students, John LeClair, Dagmar and DeCelle, Herbert Al- 

bini, the Barra Troupe, and the War- 
jpL shau Brothers, appeared for the week 

\ J of December 8. 

k'/ ^ \ '*Shiloh," a drama of the Rebellion, 

was produced on January 11 by a 
company especially engaged by Mr. 
Tompkins and ran four weeks to un- 
satisfactory business. The great scene 
of the play was the departure of the 
troops from Faneuil Hall Square. 

A benefit given to Foster Farrar on 
Sunday, February 7, introduced John 
Mason, Marion Manola, Luke School- 
craft, Willis P. Sweatnam, Julius Wit- 
mark, David Warfield, Bessie Cleave- 
land, ^an Daly, Burt Haverly, Charlie Reed, the County Fair 
Quartette, and others. 

"Uncle Celestin," a comic opera from the New York Casino, 
with Jefferson De Angelis and Annie Myers as principals, was 
heard for the week of February 3. At this time Loie Fuller 
first introduced the Serpentine Dance, which was soon to 
make her famous. 

"The Trumpet Call," an English melodrama of militan- 
life, was produced by Mr. Tompkins's company on February 



THE SEASON OF 1891-92 

15 and ran three weeks, hut met with no more favor than did 

The Seventh Annual Entertainment of the Boston Press 
Club, on Thursday, February 18, 1892, had a long hst of 
volunteers, ineluding Neil Burgess, Mary Hampton, Charlie 
Reed, Willie Collier, I^ouise Allen, James B. (ientry (who was 
afterward sent to prison for life for killing a girl in Philadel- 
phia), lx)uis Harrison, Katie Emmett, Amy Ames, G. W. 
Thompson, Lillian Russell, Julia Marlowe, Charles B. Han- 
ford, Dora Wiley, Nellie McIIenry, Frank Daniels, Estrella 
Sylvia, and Frank Bush. 

On Sundav, Fehruarv 28, Edmund Hudson lectured on 
**The (ierman Em|)eror and the German Army." 

William Haworth's naval drama, **The Ensign,'' played 
a go(Kl week, opening on March 7. 


At Dudley Prescott's benefit on Sunday, March 13, Richard 
Carle and Mrs. Ella Clifford Carle appeared in a sketch. 
"Evangeline" returned on March 14 for a fortnight. As 

a special inducement to matinee 
patrons, each lady or child at- 
tending was given a quarter- 
pound box of Huyler's candy. 
When the engagement was over 
there was enough candy in boxes 
left in the theatre to give every 
attache permanent indigestion. 
"The Country Circus,*' an 
expensive production under the 
management of C. B. Jefferson, 
Klaw and Erlanger, began a five 
weeks' season on March 28. The 
prominent features of this play 
were the circus parade and the 
performance in the ring, which 
introduced some of the best 
riders and gymnasts known to 
the profession. The houses for 
the first two weeks were extremely large, but after that the 
public lost interest. 

Alexander Salvini opened on May 2 and continued five 
weeks, playing "The Three Guardsmen," "Monte Cristo," 
"Cavalleria Rusticana," and "Robert Macaire." William 
Redmund, Judith Berolde, and Maud Dixon were his prin- 
cipal support. 

Gilmore's Band was heard on Sunday evenings. May 8 and 22. 


Alexander Salvini 

THE SEASON OF 1891-92 

Tableaux of the Life of Christ were presented on Sundays, 
May 15 and June 12. They were very impressive and digni- 
fied, but the donkey used in the Entry into Jerusalem would 
move his ears. 

A fine concert for the John Boyle O'Reilly Fund drew an 
overflowing audience on Sunday, May 29. 

The Colored Catholics gave a concert on Sunday, June 5. 

The Thalia Theatre Company, a Yiddish organization from 
New York, presented "Ezra, or the Wandering Jew'* on 
Friday, June 17, and "The Princess of Jehuda" on Satur- 
day, June 18. 

Joseph Ott had a benefit on Sunday, June 19. 

Tableaux of Tennyson's "Maud" were given in aid of 
the Fresh Air Fund on Thursday, June 30. 

The City of Boston exercises closed the season on July 4, 
as usual. 

Fred Ilallen and Joseph Ilart 

Joseph Jefferson 


THE SEASON OF 1892-93 

THE season opened extremely early, the first attraction 
being Cleveland's Minstrels for the week of August 1. 
They were followed by one week each of Richard Golden in 
"Old Jed Prouty," John P. Smith's "Uncle Tom's Cabin/' 
Dockstader's Minstrels, and Augustus Pitou's Company in 
"Across the Potomac." 

Denman Thompson in "The Old Homestead" opened on 


THE SEASON OF 1892-93 

Labor Day, September 5, and continued eight weeks to large 

On Columbus Day, October 21, 1892, the theatre was rented 
for the forenoon by the City of Boston and an oration was 
delivered by John Fiske, the his- 
torian, probably the best equipped 
man in the country for such a 

Joseph Jefferson presented 
"Rip Van Winkle" for the week 
of October 31, 1892, for the first 
time in this house since 1880, and 
played to $23,209.50 on the week, 
two dollars being the price for the 
best seats. Alice Fischer was the John Fiske 

Gretchen on this occasion. 

In September Mr. Tompkins gave "The Black Crook" an 
unprecedentedly lavish production at the Academy of Music, 
New York, intending to bring it to Boston after its run there, 
but it proved so powerful a magnet in New York that he 
would not risk its withdrawal. Having in consequence a block 
of open time here, he made another elaborate production, 
using as a vehicle the extravaganza, " The Bal)es in the Wood," 
with the book by Lawrence ^^cCarty and the music gathered 
from many sources. The cast was as follows : 

Jack Arthur Dunn. 

Jane Mamie Gilrov. 

Sir Rowland Dedbroke Charles Wayne. 

Percy, a Bad ^^an B< lie Black. 

Ham\ another Bad Man Tim Cronin. 



Lord Deahboy. 
Lord Oldchap 
Jack Scull 
Ben Crossbones 


Lady Ded broke 



Angelina, the Schoolmarm 

Fairy Queen 

Spirit of the Age 


Mr. Kinney, a Butcher 

Mr. Schultz, a Tailor 

Mr. Gross, a Grocer 

Mr. Bpulanger, a Baker 

Mr. Boehm, a Wine Merchant 

Mr. Knocks, a Hatter 

Mr. Smythe, a Bootmaker 

Mr. Abrams, a Money Lender 






Nannie W. Morse. 

Grace Taber. 

May Holbrook. 

Mamie Conway. 
[ M. J. Thomas. 
[A. L. Donaldson. 

Fannie Daboll. 

Ada Walker. 

Pauline Fritchie. 

Gilbert Sarony. 

May Montford. 

Ida Moreland. 

Mabel Montgomery. 

Ed Headway. 

G. D. Daly. 

J. F. Reynolds. 

P. Pharaoh. 

F. L. Turner. 
Geo. Melville. 
J. Calnan. 

T. M. Reilly. 
George Melville. 
Auguste Siegrist. 
Prince Pharaoh. 

G. Debolien. 
Mile. Scutellari. 

Nini Patte en TAir and her pupils, Diamantine, Gardenia, 
Perle Fine, and Fleurette, came especially from Paris and 
danced the true Quartier Latin Can-Can. The Deboliens and 
Gillette performed astonishing feats of acrobatics. A. Bert- 
rand, ballet-master from the London Alhambra, was engaged 
to produce the ballets, in which the chief dancers were Sal- 


THE SEASON OF 1892-93 

m o i r a g h i , Stramezzi, 
Prioris, the Bartoletti 
Sisters, Bassignani and 
Scutellari, with Bianci- 
fiori as male dancer. A 
"Ballet of Popular Airs" 
introduced the music 
of "Mary Green," "Hi 
Tiddlety Hi Ti," "Oh, 
What a Difference in 
the Morning," "Ta- 
"Maggie Murphy's 
Home," and "The Bow- 
ery." A handsome and 


Nini Patte en TAir and pupil in ** The 
Babes in the Wood " 

competent chorus and a large corps 
of extra ladies added to the attract- 
iveness of the spectacle, while the 
scenery, costumes, and armors had 
never been surpassed here. Marie 
Vanoni, Chanteuse Eccentrique, 
was an added attraction for the last 
few weeks of the run, receiving a 
salary that a few years before would 
have been considered l)eyond the 
bounds of reason. " The Babes in 



Marie Vanoni 

the Wood" was first presented on Mon- 
day, November 7, 1392, and ran thirteen 
weeks, after which it was taken on tour 
to a few of the larger cities. "The Black 
Crook" continuing to draw well in New 
York, Mr. Tompkins made another pro- 
duction of the same piece for the World's 
Fair in Chicago, where it duplicated its 
Eastern success. It was not seen here 
until the following season. 

The Black Patti, Sissieretta Jones, sang 
in concert on Sunday, November 27, to- 
gether with Jules Levy and Princess Lily 
Anton Seidl and his orchestra appeared 
on the afternoons of De- 
cember 9, January 17, 
February 23, and March 

The programme for the 
Elks' Benefit on the after- 
noon of December 8 was 
a notable one, the list of 
artists appearing including 
Maurice Barrymore, Ame- 
lia Glover, N. C. Goodwin, 
James J. Corbett, School- 
craft and Goes, Louis Al- 
drich, Richards and Can- 
field, Maude Banks, Gilbert 

Arthur Dunn and Mamie Gray in "The 
Babes in the Wood" 


THE SEASON OF 1892-93 

Kichard Golden 

Sarony, Marie Jansen, George W. Wilson, Fanny Davenport, 

Richard Mansfield, Marie Tempest, 

Maggie Cline, J. W. Kelly, John Kel- 

lerd, Hughey Dougherty, the Judge 

Brothers, Sherman and Morrisey, 

and others. 

Cyril Tyler, the boy soprano, sang 

here on Sunday, January 8, 1893. 
"The Babes in the Wood" closed 

on February 4 and was followed by 

"The Country Circus," which had 

lost its attractiveness and played 

three weeks 

to only mediocre business. On the 
afternoon of February 16, 1893, a 
benefit was given to the veteran 
actor, George W. Howard, who, hav- 
ing become incapacitated by reason 
of illness, was unable to follow his 
profession. His fellow players from 
all over the country hastened loyally 
to his aid, offering both their money 
and their services. The net receipts 
after all bills had been paid were 
$6125. The programme included 
Francis Wilson, Lulu Glaser and com- 
pany in an act from "The Lion 
Tamer"; Clara Poole-King sang: a 
Minstrel First-Part introduced James 
S. Maffitt, Neil Burgess, George W. 


Henri Marteau 


/ Wilson the actor, E. H. Frye, Ed Howlett, Tom Martin, Andy 
Leavitt, Frank Swift, Dan Galvin, and others ; La Regalon- 
cita danced ; Joseph Jefferson played " Lend Me Five Shil- 
lings," supported by 
Annie Clarke, Edwin 
Varrey, Thomas Jef- 
ferson, Robert Edeson, 
Franklin Hallett, 
George A. Schiller, 
and Mary Hampton; 
Frederick Howard re- 
cited; one act of "A 
Temperance Towti ' ' 
was given; Henry E. 
Dixey entertained; 
John Drew, Maude 
Adams and company 
played an act of "The 
Masked Ball"; scenes from "1492" were rendered and the 
afternoon closed with a scene from "The Country Circus," 
in which the circus seats were occupied by well-known mem- 
bers of the Boston Athletic Association. 

Joseph R. Grismer and Phoebe Davies in "The New 
South" were seen for a fortnight commencing February 27. 
Their company included Katherine Grey, Harry Davenport, 
Alice Shepard Davenport, Charles Mackay, Holbrook Blinn, 
Adolph Bernard, Scott Cooper, and Ben Cotton. 

At the Boston Press Club Benefit on March 9, 1893, Stuart 
Robson, May Irwin, Ida Mulle, Lizzie Macnichol Vetta, 
Edwin Foy, Julia Marlowe, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Nikisch, 


Lillian Durell 

THE SEASON OF 1892-93 

Bertoto, Little Charlotte Hunt, 
Mickey Finn (Ernest Jarrold), 
Carrie Tutein, Chauncey Olcott, 
and others appeared. 

Lillian Durell (Mrs. Charles 
F. Atkinson), a local soprano 
whose voice had a marvelous 
range in height, sang in '* Faust" 
and "Mignon'' the week of 
March 13 to large houses, Lou- 
ise Natali singing in "The Bo- 
hemian Girl" on the off-nights. 
The company consisted of Payne 

Clark, W. H 

Lillian Russell 

Lillian Russell 

Clark, G. Cam- 
panari, J. C. Bartlett, G. Rob 
Clark, W. H. Dodd, J. Lloyd, 
Charles Garnsley, Lizzie Mac- 
nichol Vetta, Gertrude Libby, 
Gertrude Ackler, May Bosley, 
and Luella Warner. 

Henri Marteau the violinist 
was the star at the Seidl Con- 
cert on March 14. 

Lillian Russell sang in " The 
Mountebanks" the week of 
April 3 and in "Girofle-Gi- 
rofla" the weeks of April 10 
and 17. C. Hayden Coffin, W. 
T. Carleton, Louis Harrison, 
Laura Clement, and Ada Dare 



Joseph R. Grismer and Phoebe Davies 

were her principal support. Gilmore's Band played on Sun- 
day, April 16, and again on April 30. 

Hinrichs' Grand Opera filled the week of April 24 with "II 
Trovatore," "L'Amico Fritz,'' "Cavalleria Rusticana,'' "Don 
Giovanni," "The Bohemian Girl," and "Carmen," the art- 
ists being Marie 

Tavary (formerly 


Selma Koert-Kro- 

nold, Clara Poole, 

Marcella Lindh, 

Maggio Gonzales, 

Payne Clark, W. 

H. Clark, Del Pu- 

ente, William Xan- 

ten, Bowman Ral- 

Laura Burt 

in " In Old Kentucky' 

Julia Marlowe 

THE SEASON OF 1892-93 

Marie Tempest 

ston, Montegriffo, and others. Helena Modjeska appeared in 
*• As You Like It" on May 1 and 
in ** Henry VIH" all the remain- 
der of the week, Otis Skinner be- 
ing her leading man. Other mem- 
bers of the company were John A. 
Lane, Benjamin G. Rogers, R. 
Peyton Carter, Beaumont Smith, 
Wadsworth Harris, Rudolph Dc 
Cordova, Annie E. Proctor, Mrs. 
Beaumont Smith, Maud Durbin, 
and Mrs. Hannah E. Sargeant. 
Maud Durbin afterward married 

Otis Skinner, who began his starring career in the following 
season, that of 1893-94. 

A melodrama called "The Span of Life" played four weeks 

^^^^ to surprisingly good houses, 

^^^^^^ opening on May 8. The start- 

^^^^^^^K ling feature of this play was the 

^V^^^^^r Human Bridge across a chasm, 

^^^^jij which was executed by the Wil- 

^^H|^P son Brothers, Luke, James, and 

^^ft^ Lawrence. Luke Wilson was at 

•--■^ ^^^^ this time the husband of the 

favorite prima donna, Camille 

The cantata of "Esther" was 
sung by local talent on Sunday, 
May 21, the artists being D. M. 
Babcock, Mrs. John W. O'Mealey, Minna Van Buren, Lon 


Marie Janaen 


F. Brine, Samuel Tuckerman, Priscilla Lafayette, Harry Phelps, 
Charles F. Tierney, and Miss Ray Lester Wallack. 

___ Michael J. Dwyer gave " An Even- 

^^pHPk ing with Thomas Moore" on Sunday, 

^^^ May 

^^^^^^^B The Commencement Exercises of 

^^^^^^^ the Perkins Institution and Massa- 

^^^^H^ chusetts School for the BUnd took 

^^^^^. place on the afternoon of Tuesday, 

^^^^^^ J^^^^ June 6, on which occasion Helen 

^^^Hfej^ta^^^H Keller, born deaf, dumb, and blind, 

^^V ^^ ^^^B read aloud Longfellow's poem, "" Flow- 

^^^ ^^^ The theatre was reopened on June 

Edwin Foy 19 with Bartholomew's Equine Para- 

dox for an indefinite run, but the 
horses had lost their drawing powers and the house was 
closed after two weeks. 

Rev. J. J. McNulty gave an illustrated lecture on "Ireland" 
to a large house on Sunday, June 25. 

Henry W. Putnam delivered the oration at the City of 
Boston exercises on July 4. 


THE SEASON OF 1893-94 

GEORGE Thatcher's company, in "Africa," opened the 
season of 1893-94 with a stay of two weeks, beginning 
August 21. 

"The Black Crook*' commenced on Labor Day, September 
4, the longest consecutive run of any Boston Theatre pro- 
duction, remaining until January 6, — eighteen weeks in 
all. The cast was as follows : 

Hertzog, the Black Crook 

Greppo, his drudge 

Rudolphe, a poor artist 

Count Wolfenstein 

Puffengruntz, his steward 


Zamiel, the arch-fiend 


Skuddlewhelp, familiar to Hertzog 

Redglare, the recording demon 

Wolfgar, a gypsy ruffian 

Bruno, his companion 

Stalacta, Queen of the Grolden Realm 

Amina, betrothed to Rudolphe 

Dame Barbara, her foster mother 


S. E. Springer. 
John Page. 
Nestor Lennon. 
George K. Robinson. 
A. C. Deltwyn. 
Louis Odell. 
Russell Hunting. 
Edward San ford. 
Henry Clare. 
E. K. Blande. 
John J. Geary. 
Frank McCabe. 
Lida Dexter. 
Ethel Ormonde. 
Ella Craven. 
Clara Belle. 
Sadee Mac Donald. 


The .scenery was painted by Charles S. Getz, Homer F. 
Eniens, Ernest Albert, Walter Burridge, J. S. Getz, and 



John Sommer. The costumes 
were designed by Howell Rus- 
sell and Wilhelm of London 
and Alfred Edel of Paris, and 
were made by C. Alias of Lon- 
don, Landolf of Paris, and Mrs. 
Hill of New York. The music 
was composed by Jacobi of 
London, Thomas Baker, and 
Louis Baer. The ai-mors were 
made by J. L. Kennedy and Co. 
of Birmingham, England. The 
wigs were from Todt and Jor- 
dan and the shoes from Azzi- 

monti of New York. The ballet- 
master was A. Bertrand, from the 
Alhambra, London. The frem- 
iere danseuse was Jole Tornaghi, 
who had youth, beauty, and tal- 
ent. The second premieres were 
Maveroffer andRicci. SignorSal- 
vaggi was the male dancer. A 
dazzling march of the Amazons 
in silver armors studded with 
jewels was a brilliant feature. At- 
tractive specialties were intro- 
duced and often changed, those 
seen during the run being Field- 



THE SEASON OF 1893-94 

ing the juggler, the Heras Family of male and female acro- 
bats, the Tacchi Brothers, Paquerette, Carraencita, Ward and 
Yokes, Florrie West, the Delina Sisters, Papinta, and the 

Charles E. Evans in ♦* A Parlor 
Match •• 

William Hoey in " A Parlor 
iMatch •• 

French Quadrille led by La Sirene. A ballet of popular airs 
introduced "Hi Tiddy Hi Ti,'V'Oh, What a Difference in the 
Morning," "The Bowery," "Maggie Murphy's Home," and 
"Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay." The final transformation scene was 
entitled "Want and Abundance," the successive tableaux 
l)eing War, Famine, Grief, Hope, Industry, Peace, and Plenty. 
One of the extra girls in the ballet was Gertrude Quinlan, 
who afterwards won an enviable position as an opera singer 
and com^ienne in Henry W. Savage's companies. 



The Welsh Ladies' Choir, which was visiting this country 
on the occasion of the World's Fair in Chicago, sang here 
on Sunday, October 15. 

The Most Reverend Archbishop W. H. Gross of Portland, 
Oregon, lectured on Sunday, October 22, on "The One Great 
Fact in the History of Mankind." 

Colonel Robert G. IngersoU made his first appearance in 

several years on Sunday, 
November 12, when he lec- 
tured on "Shakespeare." 
He appeared on three other 
occasions during the season, 
being heard on November 
19, on "Abraham Lincoln," 
January 14, 1894, on "The 
Gods," and on April 8, on 
"What Shall We Do to be 

Bishop J. J. Kehoe lec- 
tured on Sunday, Novem- 
ber 26. 
A benefit was given to D. Foster Farrar on December 3. 
John Graham began a series of Sunday night concerts on 
December 10, which continued with few interruptions until 
June 3. 

Joseph Jefferson in "Rip Van Winkle" drew $23,255 the 
week of January 8. The receipts for the Saturday matinee 
were $3540.75, the largest house he had ever played to. Annie 
Mack Berlein was the Gretchen at this time. 

On January 9, 1894, a benefit for the Emergency Hos- 


Robert G. IngersoU 

THE SEASON OF 1893-94 

pital drew $3500, Joseph Jefferson as Mr. Golightly, Thomas 
W. Keene as Shylock, Camille D'Arville, and the Shoe and 
Leather Minstrels being the drawing cards. 

The Boston Theatre Vaudeville Company, organized to 
play the week of January 15, included John C. Rice and 
Sallie Cohen, O'Brien and Redding, the Glinserettis, Florrie 
West, Wood and Shepard, Ward and Yokes, Paquerette, 
J. W. Kelly, Blocksom and 
Burns, and Carmencita. Al- 
though this was one of the 
strongest specialty companies 
ever assembled, the week's 
profits were small. 

Evans and Hoey in Hoyt's 
"A Parlor Match," with the 
Merrilees Sisters, the De For- 
eests, and the Olympia Quar- 
tette as special features, drew 
large houses the week of Jan- 
uary 22. The Olympia Quartette were originally supernum- 
eraries at the Boston Theatre, who started out in a small way 
at the old Boylston Museum. 

James J. Corbett, fresh from his victory over the English 
champion pugilist, Charles Mitchell, played "Gentleman 
Jack," to large receipts the week of January 29, Jessie Vil- 
lars, Marie Stuart, and Matthews and Bulger being seen in 

Charles H. Hoyt's "A Milk White Flag," written especially 
with a view to its production in this theatre, was presented 
on February 5, and ran seven weeks with this cast: 


Ward and Vokes 


The Colonel, Christian Berriel 

The Major, Paul Baring 

The Judge Advocate, Howland Hooper 

The Surgeon, Phil Graves 

The Bandmaster, Steele Ayers 

The Private, Willing Singer 

The Lieutenant, Shedd Gore 

The Dancing Master, Grideon Foote 




Charles Stanley. 
Lloyd Wilson. 
Arthur Pacie. 
Harry Luckstone. 
Gilbert Clayton. 
Sam Weston. 
Frank Baldwin. 
Frank Lawton. 
Avery Strakosch. 
Lillian Markham. 
Rosa France. 
Etta Williamson. 
Estelle Winston. 
J. C. Miron. 
Gilbert Clayton. 
Mamie Gilroy. 
Rillie Deaves. 
Isabelle Coe. 

The Standard Bearer, Carrie Flagg 
The General, Hurley Burleigh 
The Dear Departed, Piggott Luce 
The Orphan, Pony Luce 
The Particular Friend, Lize Dugro 
The Bereaved, Aurora Luce 

The United States Military Academy Band from West 
Point played to two large houses on February 11. 

At the benefit of the 
Boston Press Club on 
Thursday, March 6, Sol 
Smith Russell, Edward 
Harrigan, Annie Yea- 
mans, Joseph Haworth, 
John Mason, Marion 
Manola, Miriam O'Leary 
Collins, Marion Giroux, 
Carrie Tutein, and others 
appeared. Thomas W. 
Ross played the small 

John Mason and Marion Manola 


THE SEASON OF 1893-94 

part of the Corporal in "Rosedale" and Lindsay Morrison 
the Tax Collector in "Friend 
Fritz." Adelaide Mason was 
also billed to appear "for this 
occasion only." 

H. A. M'Glenen, for many 
years the business agent of the 
theatre, died suddenly on March 
24, 1894. His benefit, which 
was to have taken place on 
Monday, March 26, was can- 
celed and the house was closed 
for that evening. William H. 
Walsh was engaged as press 
agent after Mr. M'Glenen's 



Pauline Hall 

death and retained that posi- 
tion, with the exception of one 
year, until May, 1907. 

Hoyt's "A Temperance 
Town," with George Rich- 
ards and Eugene Canfield in 
the cast, was the attraction for 
a fortnight beginning March 

Fanny Davenport played 
Sardou's "Cleopatra" the 
week of April 9, Melbourne 


THE SEASON OF 1893-94 

** Uncle Tom's Cabin/' with Peter Jackson, the colored 
pugilist, as Uncle Tom, Charles E. (** Parson") Davies as 
the Auctioneer, Joe Choynski as George Shelby, and Little 
Anna Laughlin as Eva, was the attraction for the week of 
April 30. 

Eugene Tompkins's Own Company presented "Pinafore" 
the week of May 7, with the following cast : 

(^aptaiii (>orcoran D. M. Bal>cock. 

Kalph Kackstraw Signor Montegriffo. 

Dick l>ea(leye William Mcl^ughliD. 

Sir Joseph Porter l^w Doi*kstader. 

Boatswain I^n F. Brine. 

Josephine Lucille Joi*elyn. 

Buttercup Maln^lla Baker. 

Hel)e Mamie Gilroy. 

Wilson Barrett and his London Company came on May 14 
for three weeks, in the course of which he presented **Ben 
My Chree," "The Stranger," "Claudian,'' "Hamlet," "Bel- 
phegor the Mountebank," "The Lady of Lyons," "Chatter- 
ton," "Othello," "Virginius," and "The Silver King." 

On Thursday afternoon. May 24, a testimonial was given 
to William Harris, of the theatrical firm of 
Rich and Harris, in commemoration of his 
twenty-fifth anniversary as a manager. The 
volunteers were Henshaw and Ten Broeck, 
Mabel Stephenson, Otis Harlan, Walter 
Jones, Wood and Sheppard, Willie Collier 
and Ignacio Martinetti, Nelson Wheatcroft, 
Lottie Gilson, Henr\' E. Dixey, Marie Jan- 
sen, Maud Hoffman, Frank Moran, Dan Peter Daiiey 



Daly, Al Wilson, Ross and Fenton, Harry Conor and Geral- 
dine McCann, George Forteseue, Henry Miller in ** Frederic 
Lemaitre," an act from " Charley's Aunt," E. J. Ratcliffe and 
Isabel Irving in *' A Pair of Lunatics," an act from "A Coun- 
try Sport," Joseph Haworth in "A Man of the World," and 
an act from "Camille," with May Irwin as Camille and Peter 
Dailey as Armand, and a chorus of well- 
known managers and actors. Wilson Bar- 
rett played '*Chatterton" and Charles 
Dickson and Lillian Burkhart presented 
"The Salt Cellar." The house was very 
large and the beneficiary realized a desir- 
able sum. 

A benefit was given on Sunday, May 
27, to the sufferers from the Roxbury fire 
of May 15, which started in the grand 
stand of the National League Baseball 

The Commencement Exercises of the 

Perkins Institution for the Blind took 

place on Tuesday afternoon, June 5. 

A boxing contest between Robert Fitz- 

simmons and Joe Choynski on the evening of June 18 was 

stopped by the police on account of brutality. 

On the Fourth of July five entertainments of varied interest 
were given. The exercises in the morning opened with a 
prayer and the oration was delivered by Joseph H. O'Neil. 
Three afternoon entertainments were given for the school- 
children by F. H. Robie's Entertainers, who included F. H. 
Robie and wife, Jennie and Sadie Schuman, and others in 

Robert Fitzsimmons 


THE SEASON OF 1893-94 

"Margery." In the evening Stanton Abbott and Billy (Cy- 
clone) Myers fought fifteen rounds with eight-ounce gloves. 
The theatre opened again on July 9 with Pauline Hall for 
a fortnight, ** La Belle Helene" being given the first week and 
"The Chimes of Normandy" the second. Irene Murphy, 
daughter of "Con" Murphy, so long the stage doorkeeper 
at this theatre, was the Serpolette in the latter piece. The 
theatre then closed for the summer. 


THE SEASON OF 1894-95 

FOR the season of 1894-95 the business staflF was as fol- 
lows : F. E. Pond, business manager ; Lawrence MeCarty, 
stage-manager; Napier Lothian, musical director; J. S. 
Getz, John Sommer, and Richard Gannon, scenic artists; 
William P. Prescott, machinist ; Edward C. Smith, gas engin- 
eer ; J. F. Sullivan, properties ; James W. Taylor, master of 
auxiliaries; W. H. Onthank, chief usher; C. H. D. Stock- 
bridge, W. J. Finn, E. E. Marden, and C. D. Murphy, door- 
keepers; W. H. Walsh, press representative; Charles S. 
Harris, advertising agent; Frank M. Buckley and Fred C. 

Parker, ticket-agents; Quincy Kilby, 
treasurer. Of that number, Edward C. 
Smith, James W. Taylor, and W. J. 
Finn are still connected with the estab- 
lishment. John Sommer, W. P. Pres- 
cott, W. H. Onthank, C. D. Murphy, 
and Fred C. Parker have since died. 
Lawrence McCarty has risen to the 
post of manager. Of the others, J. F. 
Sullivan and C. H. D. Stockbridge have 
retired from the theatrical profession, 
to which F. E. Pond, C. S. Harris, E. 
E. Marden, Frank M. Buckley, and 


Fred E. Pond 
Business Manafcer for thirteen 

THE SEASON OF 1894-95 

Steve Brodie 

Quincy Kilby are still allied. . Napier Lothian is living in re- 
tirement in Boston. 

This proved to be the greatest season 
in point of receipts that the Boston The- 
atre ever knew, the gross takings being 
$424,396.95, an average of $9869.70 per 
week and of $1071.71 per performance, of 
which there were 396 in all. These figures 
have never been equaled in any dramatic 
establishment in this country, and prob- 
ably not in any other country. 

Cleveland's Minstrels began the year on 
August 13, Billy Emerson and Marlow and Dunham being 

"On the Bowery," with Steve Brodie the bridge-jumper 
starred, drew full and enthusiastic houses the week of Au- 
gust 20. The Byrne Brothers in 
"Eight Bells" followed for the 
week of the 27th. 

Denman Thompson in "The 
Old Homestead" began on La- 
bor Day, September 3, another 
phenomenal engagement which 
lasted seven weeks, to very large 
returns. Denman Tliompson's 
Songs Illustrated and Illumi- 
nated, a novel, beautiful, and 
artistic entertainment, was first 
offered on Sunday, September 
T. D. Sullivan 16, and continued for seven 


THE SEASON OF 1894-95 

Sousa's Band was first heard 
here on Sunday evening, No- 
vember 18, 1894, and also 
appeared on the evenings of 
November 25, February 10, 
and 17, and June 10. 

Colonel IngersoU lectured 
on December 2 and March 3. 

Eugenie Fougere, the French 
chanteuse, sang on Sunday 
evening, December 9, when 
Liberati, the cornetist, was 
also heard. 



"Shore Acres,** with James 
A. Heme as Uncle Nat, opened 
on December 31 and contin- 
ued three weeks, the receipts 
increasing with each week. 

Ysaye, the violinist, was heard 
on Sunday, January 20, 1895. 

" Rush City," a farce comedy 
in which Sherrie Matthews and 
Harry Bulger were featured, 
played the week of January 21. 

Wilson Barrett opened a fort- 
night's engagement on January 


28, presenting "The Manxman" all of the first week, while 

the second was devoted to 
"Othello," "Virginius," 
"Hamlet," "Ben My 
Chree," and "The Silver 
King." Mr. Barrett's last 
appearance in the Boston 
Theatre was on the even- 
ing of February 9, 1895, in 
the character of Wilfred 
Denver in "The Silver 
King." Hanlon's "Super- 
ba " filled the weeks of Feb- 
ruary 11 and 18, playing to 
large houses. Fanny Da- 
venport presented Sardou's 
"Gismonda" for one 

month, opening on Tuesday, February 26. The receipts for 

the 28 performances were $42,- 

005.25, an average of $1500 for 

each performance. A benefit for 

the Emergency Hospital on the 

afternoon of March 7 drew $4000, 

the volunteers being John Mason 

and Marion Manola, Katherine 

Rober,the Bostonians, Al Wilson, 

Bettina Girard, Lillian Thurgate, 

Pauline Hall, Joseph Ha worth, 

G. W. Wilson, Raymon Moore, 

and others. James A. Heme in *♦ Shore Acres * 



THE SEASON OF 1894-95 

Walter Damrosch 

Joseph JeflFerson's annual engagement in** Rip Van Winkle'' 
attracted $23,148 into the treasury. It is strange how close 
together were Mr. JeflFerson's receipts in three consecutive 
seasons, there being a range of only $107 in the three separate 
amounts. About this time there was so much I)usiness l>eing 
done in the box-office that it was ncccssarv to o|>en three win- 
dows for the sale of tickets, one for tlie I)aven|)ort engagement, 
one for the Jefferson, and a third for tlie CJerman o|)era wliich 
was to follow. 

Wagner opera in German, under the direction of Walter 
Damrosch, with the New York Symphony Orchestra as a 



feature, occupied the theatre for ten performances, beginning 

on April 1. The singers were Gadski, Brema, Sucher, Maurer, 

Lindh, Max Alvary, Rothmuhl, Behrens, Fischer, Ober- 

^^^ hauser, and Lange. The operas were 

^0^^k "Tristan and Isolde," "Lohengrin," 

^r^^^ "Die Walkure," "Siegfried," "Got- 

« I^^^^V terdammerung," "Tannhauser," and 

^^^H^ "Die Meistersinger." 

^w ^^K An unusual incident happened 

^^^HH^^^L^^^ during this engagement. Nicolaus 
^^■vl^S^^^^^^P Rothmuhl was billed to sing the title 

^^H 1 jJL^^I^^r ^^^^ ^^ "Lohengrin" on Tues- 
^^^^^^^^1^^ day evening, April 2, 1895, but was 
^^^^^^^^ taken suddenly ill and felt unable 

Mrs John Drew ^^ appear. M ax Alvary was not 

available for the part, as he had 
sung Tristan the night before and was to be the Siegmund 
in "Die Walkiire" the following evening. The only other 
suitable tenor was out of town, and the management, in 
the depths of despair, was contemplating a dismissal of 
the great audience. Suddenly Mr. Pond remembered that 
there was a young tenor in "Rob Roy" who had sung 
" Lohengrin" in Europe. This was the first year of the Castle 
Square Theatre, when it was a combination house, and Fred 
C. Whitney's company was appearing there in De Koven's 
opera, "Rob Roy." The telephone was brought into re- 
quisition and after much conversation the young tenor, 
Barron Berthald, transferred his already-donned costume 
to his understudy and was whisked away in a cab to the 
Boston Theatre. Rothmuhl's trunk was broken open, his 


THE SEASON OF 1894-95 

costume was hastily fitted to Berthald, and at nine o'clock 
the curtain rose. The patient audience had been kept in- 
formed of the progress of affairs and had no reason to regret 
the delay, for they heard one of the best performances of 
''Lohengrin" ever given in this city. Mr. Damrosch quickly 
engaged Berthald for the next season, but he never made so 
great a hit again. 

The house was closed on the evenings of April 10, 11, and 
12, and the afternoon of the 13th. ''The Black Crook" by 
Mr. Tompkins's traveling company came in on Saturday 
evening, April 13, and remained the follow- 
ing two weeks. 

Archbishop Ireland lectured on the even- 
ing of Sunday, April 28. 

Sandow the strong man began a fortnight's 
engagement on April 29, supported by an 
excellent specialty company which included 
the Lucifers, high kickers and jumf)ers, Tom 
Browne the whistler, Ben Dunham and Joe 
Howard, bar performers, Scottie the card- 
playing dog. Musical Dale, instrumentalist, 
the Flying Jordans, trapeze performers, 
Amann the impersonator, and Billy Van, 
black-faced comedian. 

At a benefit given to John Braham on the 
afternoon of May 2, Minnie Florence and 
Minnie Ashley were seen in character dances. Minnie Ash- 
ley afterward gained recognition on the comic opera stage, 
finally retiring to marry William Astor Chanler, a well-know^n 
society man of New York. On the same occasion Max Bach- 




mann the sculptor gave a humorous talk on " Art from a Fin- 

de-Siecle Standpoint." 

Gilmore's Band, under the leader- 
ship of Victor Herbert, was heard 
on Sunday, May 5, Mr. Herbert 
playing a violoncello solo on that oc- 

"Trilby," a dramatization of Du 
Maurier's novel of the same name, 
came on May 13 for a four weeks' 
run, Mabel Amber being the Trilby 
and Gertrude Edmunds singing the 

"Ben Bolt" song in the third act. On the afternoon of 

June 5, after the Trilby matinee, a pair of small but exf)ensive 

slippers was given to the lady whose feet they best fitted 

at a public trial. Miss Carrie Ellis of West wood was the 

fortunate contestant. This Cinderella-like contest was most 

amusing to the spectators. 

The Montgomery Light Guard 

Veteran Association had a benefit 

concert on Sunday, May 19. 
Madame Yale, the complexion 

specialist, lectured to the ladies j^ 

on Monday afternoon, May 20. 
Edward W. Kinsley Post 113, 

G. A. R., held memorial exercises 

in the theatre on the forenoon of 

Decoration Day, when the oration 

IP 11 ^ 1 XT 1 General Nelson A. Miles 

was delivered by (jeneral JNelson 

A. Miles, afterward at the head of the United States Army. 


THE SEASON OF 1894-95 

A {performance of *'The Rivals" was given on the after- 
noon of Thursday, June 13, 1895, with this cast : 

Sir Anthony Absolute William H. Crane. 

Captain Absolute Henry Miller. 

Sir Lucius O'Trigger Nat C. Goodwin. 

Falkland Thomas W. Keene. 

Bob Acres Joseph Jefferson. 

David De Wolf Hopper. 

Fag Thomas Q. Seabrooke. 

Lydia Languish Viola Allen. 

Mrs. Malaprop Mrs. John Drew. 

Lucy Nellie McHenry. 

These actors had volunteered for a benefit in New York to 
C. W. Couldock and were afterward engaged for this single 
performance by C. B. JeflFerson and Joseph Brooks. 

The Windsor Of)era Company of New York gave per- 
formances in Yiddish of "Blumele" on June 14, "The Beau- 
tiful Esther" on the 15th and "Alexander" on June 17. 

The theatre was then closed for reseating and decoration, 
which prevented the customary Fourth of July exercises of 
the City of Boston from being held there. Having once 
gone away they have never returned, I)ut are now held in 
Faneuil Hall, which seems to be the most logical place for 
them. Scaffolds were erected which filled the entire audi- 
torium and an army of painters took possession of the 
premises, the work being in charge of L. Ilaberstroh and 
Son, who had been the decorators of the theatre when it 
>vas built, and had also redecorated it once before, — in 
1870. The relief and sculptured work was done by Max 
Bachmann, Mr. Albert Haberstroh planning and carrying 
out the color scheme. All of the old foldjng-chairs and 



benches were removed from the first floor and the first and 
second balconies, and new, comfortable chairs substituted. 
The lobbies and foyers were included in the rejuvenating 
process, and the magnificent old playhouse looked like a new 
building when the next season opened. 


THE SEASON OF 1895-96 

THATCHER AND JoHN80N*8 Minstrcls wcFC the first attrac- 
tion, opening on Saturday evening, August 10, 1895, and 
continuing the following week. 

Byrne Brothers' "Eight Bells" followed for the week of 
August 19. 

Primrose and West's Minstrels filled the week of August 
26, the Triennial Conclave of the Knights Templars of 
America being held at that time. The effect on the theatre's 
business was not good, the outside attractions proving too 

On Monday, Septeml)er 4, 1895, the last great production 
that the Boston Theatre has made was first shown to the 
public. **Burmah," or, as it was called at the Drury Lane, 
**A I^ife of Pleasure/' was written by Henry Pettitt and 
Augustus Harris, the authors of so many Boston Theatre 
successes. It was cast as follows : 

Sir Frederick Avondale James E. Wilson. 

Captain Chandos H. Cooper Cliffe. 

Desmond O'Brien Flu^ne Ormonde. 

Captain Danhv Max Figman. 

Man-US Scasi I)ore Davidson. 

Sir John B<*rkeley Riiss<»ll Hunting. 

Johnson John J. Gear}*. 

Doctor Delamere Fiugene Chester. 

Nora Hanlan Victory Bateman. 


Lady Mary Clifford Grace Mae Lamkin. 

Phyllis De Belleville Minnie Dupree. 

Lady Nellborough Alice Belmore. 

Laura Somerville Mary Hurley. 

Ethel Morton Adelaide Nye. 

Grace Mortimer Maude Brewer. 

Mrs. Higgins Mabel Herbert. 

During the run of the play Victory Bateman fell ill and 
Henrietta Crosman was engaged to fill her place. A Maxim 
gun was used in the battle scene and smokeless powder was 
employed, both for the first time in America. A Gatling gnh 
was also introduced, and the largest church-organ ever heard 
in a theatre was built especially for this production. A male 
and female chorus and a choir of madrigal boys were intro- 
duced in the cathedral scene. A genuine Irish jaunting-car 
was employed in the first act. The synopsis of scenery was 
as follows: - 

Act I. Ireland. Scene 1. A Village Forge. 

Act II. The Tliames. Scene 1. The lawn at Skindles. 
Scene 2. Boulter's Lock. Scene 3. The House Boat. 

Act III. London. Scene 1. Piccadilly Mansions. Scene 2. 
The Vestibule. Scene 3. Empire Theatre, London. 

Act IV. Burmah. Scene 1. The Camp. Scene 2. The 
Jungle. Scene 3. The Chasm. 

Act V. London. Scene 1. Captain Danby's House. Scene 
2. Lady Mary's House. Scene 3. Clifford Hall. Scene 4. 
The Cathedral. 

A sensational feature of the piece was the leap of a horse 
with a rider on his back across a wide and deep chasm« and 
afterward the climb of the same horse up a steep and w^inding 



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way at a distant height at the back of the stage. "Burmah'^ 

ran fifteen weeks, closing on December 
14, after which it was taken about New 
England and to New York. It has not 
since been seen here. 

On Sunday, October 6, IngersoU lec- 
tured on ** Foundations of Faith/* 

On Sunday, October 13, the Catholic 
Total Abstinence Societies of Boston 
celebrated their Silver Jubilee by a con- 
cert and a lecture by Rev. P. A. McKenna 
in reply to the "North American Re- 

Ignace Paderewski 

view's" "Menace of Romanism." 

On Sunday, November 3, a concert was given by the Ger- 
mans of Boston in aid of the fund for the proposed "Alten- 
heira." Carl Zerrahn, Gustav Strube, and Dr. Louis Kelter- 
born directed an orchestra of 75 musicians, a male chorus 
of 350, and a mixed cho- 
rus of 12.3. The receipts 
were $2300. 

Thomas J. Gargan lec- 
tured on Sunday, Novem- 
l)er 17, on ''The Patriot- 
ism of Adopted Citizens." 

Gihnore's Band, under 
the leadership of Victor 
Herbert, rrave concerts 
on Sunday evenings, Xo- 
veinher 24 and Decem- 

•HT 1. Mrs. James Brown Potter 


THE SEASON OF 1895-96 

Helena Modje^ka 

"In Old Kentucky" began a two weeks' engagement on 
December 16. 

At Father Cummins's Christmas concerts on December 29, 
afternoon and evening, Joseph Murphy, Joseph Haworth, 
Sadie Martinot, Al. H. Wilson, J. K. Murray, and a double 
quintette of pianists, who played simultaneously on ten 
pianos, were among the attractions. 

Madame Modjeska, with Joseph Haworth as leading 
man, began a two weeks' engagement on December 30, pre- 
senting "Mary Stuart," "As You Like It," "Camille," 



Emil Paur 

Measure for Measure," " Macbeth," " Magda," " Much Ado 

About Nothing," and "Twelfth 

Paderewski the pianist, in con- 
junction with the entire Boston 
Symphony Orchestra, conducted 
by Emil Paur, appeared on Sun- 
day, January 5, for the benefit 
of the family of A. Goldstein, a 
former member of the orchestra. 
The receipts were $3262.75. 

At a performance given on 
Tuesday afternoon, January 7, 
1896, for the benefit of the starv- 
ing Armenians, Modjeska, Mrs. James Brown Potter, Kyrle 
Bellew, Richard Golden, Willie Collier, and Louise Allen 
Collier took part. 

Primrose and West's Minstrels 
filled the week of January 13. 

At the Theatrical Mechanics' 
Benefit on the afternoon of Jan- 
uary 1(), E. H. Sothern, Howard 
(iould, Charles Barron, Annie 
Clarke, Cleveland's Minstrels, 
Aubrey Boueieault, Sadie Mar- 
tinot, Louis Massen, Bunth and 
Rudd, and others were seen. 

llenrv Watterson lectured on 
Al)rahain Lincoln on Sunday, 

January 19. Henry Watterson 







Damrosch German Opera Company — 1896 


Hanlon's *'Superba" followed for the fortnight beginning 
January 20. 

On Sunday, January 26, at a concert given under the aus- 
pices of the St. James's Choir, Rossini's "Stabat Mater" 
was sung by Gertrude Franklin, Aagot Lunde, J. H. Ricket- 
son, T. E. Clifford, and Arthur Beresford, assisted by an 
orchestra of Boston Symphony musicians and a chorus of 
300. Signor Augusto Rotoli w^as the conductor. 

On February 3 the Damrosch Opera Company initiated 
a two weeks' season, the artists being Klafsky, Gadski, Ter- 

nina, Mulder, Eibenschutz, Schilling, 
Maurer, Stoll, Mattfeld, Max Alvary, 
Gruening, Popovici, Fischer, Ber- 
thald, Behrens, Mertens, Lange, and 
Stehmann. Walter Damrosch's own 
opera, "The Scarlet Letter," was 
presented at this time, the libretto 
having been written by George Par- 
sons Lathrop, son-in-law of Na- 
thaniel Hawthorne, the author of 
the novel from which the opera was 
taken. Other offerings were "Lo- 
hengrin," " Tannhauser," " Die Wal- 
kiire," "Gotterdammerung," "Siegfried," "Die Meistersin- 
ger," "Tristan and Isolde," and "Der Freischutz." 

Timothy Adamowski gave a concert on Sunday even- 
ing, February 9, being assisted by Frau Klafsky and the 
New York Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Walter Dam- 

Kathryn Kidder opened in Sardou's " Madame Sans 


E. H. Sotheni 

THE SEASON OF 1895-96 

Kathryn Kidder 

Gene" on February 17 and remained five weeks, Augustus 
Cook assuming the role of Napoleon. 

At the Elks' Benefit on the afternoon of March 5, Kathryn 
Kidder, Ward and Vokes, Marie Dressier, Dan Daly, Neil 
Burgess, John Le Hay, Maurice Farkoa, Fred Wright, 
Raymon Moore, and Maggie Cline were among the enter- 

Ingersoll lectured on March 8 on ''The Liberty of Man, 
Woman, and Child," and on May 17 he gave his new lec- 
ture, " Why I am an Agnostic." 



Richard Golden and many others were seen at the benefit 
for the St. Agnes Industrial School on Sunday, March 12. 

Fanny Davenport began on March 24 a four weeks' stay, 
presenting " Gismonda " for one week and a half, " La Tosca" 
for one half week, and "Cleopatra" for the final fortnight. 

The Emergency Hospital had a 
benefit on March 31, at which were 
seen Fanny Davenport, W. H. Crane, 
Kate Claxton, Robert Hilliard, Arthur 
C. Sidman, the Castle Square Opera 
Company, and others. 

Innes's Band was heard on April 12. 
La Loie Fuller was seen in her 
famous dances the week of April 20, 
supported by Charles D. Kellogg, bird 
imitator, Hines and Remington, Ameri- 
can costers, Julius Witmark, baritone 
soloist, Sherman and Morrisey, acrobatic comedians. Will H. 
Fox, comedian pianist, and Fannie Wentworth, the female 

On the afternoon of April 22, Eleo- 
nora Duse, the Italian tragedienne, 
supported by a company of her coun- 
trymen, was seen in " Cavalleria Rus- 
ticana" and "La Locandiera." On 
the afternoon of April 24 she played 

The Boston Press Club Benefit on 
the afternoon of April 23 was made 
attractive by the presence of Henry innes 

Maggie Cline 


THE SEASON OF 1895-96 

Irving, Frank Daniels, Chauncey Olcott, Fanny Davenport, 
Julia Arthur, Elita Proctor Otis, the Fadette Orchestra, and 
the Castle Square Opera Company. This was Mr. Irving's 
last a[)jiearance in the Boston Theatre. He apjieared in "A 
Story of Waterloo," a one-act play by Conan Doyle. 

Sousa's Hand was heard on the evenings of April 26, 
May 3 and 10. 

Joseph Jefferson 
played his annual en- 
gagement the week of 
April 27. Mary Shaw 
was the Gretchen at 
this time. 

During this week the 
manager of the theatre 
was arrested for allow- 
ing Sousa*s Band to 
give a concert in his 
theatre on Sunday and 
was fined fifty dollars 
for his wickedness. 
Since that time all Sun- 
day evening concerts 
and vaudeville enter- 
tainments in the city 

of Boston have been ostensiblv for reliijious or charitable 

Madame Yale lectured on the afternoon of April 28, seals 
being free to ladies. The male sex was supposed to be 
absent, but those of the ushers and musicians whose busi- 

Kleoiiora Duse 



ness kept them in the theatre heard and saw nothing to 
shoek their sensibiHties. 

James A. Heme was seen in "Shore Acres" for four weeks 
beginning May 4. 

Sheridan's comedy, "The Rivals," was given on the after- 
noon of May 29, 1896, with Joseph Jefferson as Bob Acres, 
William H. Crane as Sir Anthony Absolute, Nat C. Good- 
win as Sir Lucius O'Trigger, Robert Taber as Captain 
Jack Absolute, Joseph Holland as Falkland, E. M. Holland 
as Fag, Francis Wilson as David, Mrs. John Drew as Mrs. 
Malaprop, Julia Marlowe Taber as Lydia Languish, and 

Fannie Rice as Lucy. The re- 
ceipts were ^6996.50. 

On the morning of Memo- 
rial Day, May 30, Hon. Albion 
W. Tourgee spoke on " Yester- 
day's Duty and How It Was 
Done," under the auspices of 
Edward W. Kinsley Post 113, 
G. A. R. 

Tommy Stringer and Willie 
Elizabeth Robin, both born 
deaf, dumb, and blind, ap- 
peared at the Commence- 
ment Exercises of the Perkins 
Institution for the Blind on the afternoon of Tuesday, 
June 2. 

"The Liberty Bell," which was billed as a Patriotic, 
Romantic Opera, opened on the evening of Tuesday, June 2, 
in hopes of making a summer stay, but the public failed to 


Kyrle Bel lew 

W. H. Or«nc 
Julia M arloire 
JcMwph HoUaod 

Mrs. John Drew 
Jonrph Jefferson 
Fraoria Wibon E. M. Holland 

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N. C. Cloodwio 
Fannie Kice 
Robert Tab«r 


respond to its allurements and its season suddenly closed 
after the performance of Friday, June 5. . Thus ended the 
season of 1895-96. 

The number of stars, past and present, who appeared at 
the Boston Theatre at one or more performances during the 
season of 1895-96 has doubtless never been equaled in a single 
season at any other playhouse in the world. The following 
names comprise the list: Joseph Jefferson, Henry Irving, 
E. H. Sothern, Nat C. Goodwin, Francis Wilson, W. H. 
Crane, Frank Daniels, Kyrle Bellew, James A. Heme, Robert 
G. Ingersoll, Albion W. Tourgee, Joseph Murphy, Willie 
Collier, Neil Burgess, Richard Golden, Dan Daly, Chauncey 
Olcott, Ward and Yokes, Robert Hilliard, Joseph Wheelock, 
Jr., Joseph Holland, E. M. Holland, Maurice Barrymore, 
Robert Taber, Joseph Haworth, Howard Gould, Howard 
Kyle, Aubrey Boucicault, Robert McWade, John Jack, 
Joseph Jefferson, Jr., Melbourne MacDowell, Al. H. Wilson, 
J. K. Murray, Charles Barron, Louis Massen, Dan McAvoy, 
Neil Warner, Edwin Arden, Max Figman, Dore Davidson, 
Robert Drouet; Eleonora Duse, Fanny Davenport, Helena 
Modjeska, Julia Marlowe, Julia Arthur, Kate Claxton, Mrs. 
James Brown Potter, Henrietta Crosman, Kathryn Kidder, 
Loie Fuller, Sadie Martinot, Mary Shaw, Elita Proctor Otis, 
Minnie Dupree, Victory Bateman, Marie Dressier, Louise 
Allen Collier, Lizzie May Ulmer, Mrs. John Drew, Fanny 
Rice, Louise Rial, Annie Clarke; Walter Damrosch, Johanna 
Gadski, Katharina Lohse-Klafsky, Milka Ternina, Max 
Alvary, Wilhelm Gruening, Emil Fischer, Barron Berthald, 
Conrad Behrens, Gerhard Stehmann, Demeter Popovici, 
the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New York Symphony 


THE SEASON OF 1895-96 

Orchestra, Sousa's Band, Gilmore's Band, Innes's Band, 
Reeves's Band, Ignace Paderewski, Timothy Adamowski, 
Victor Herbert, Carl Zerrahn, Augusto Rotoli, Alfred de 
Seve; Primrose and West's Minstrels, Thatcher and John- 
son's Minstrels, Cleveland's Minstrels, George Wilson, Lew 
Benedict, Raymon Moore, Bunth and Rudd, and the Brothers 


THE SEASON OF 1896-97 

IN 1896 Eugene Tompkins took a five years' lease of the 
Park Theatre in Boston and managed it in connection 
with the Boston Theatre. The venture proved profitable, 
but not highly so. 

The season of 1896-97 at the Boston Theatre began on 
August 24 with a two weeks' stay of the Cuban melodrama, 
"The Last Stroke," with Frederic de Belleville in the leading 

Denman Thompson in "The Old Homestead" opened on 
Labor Day, September 7, and continued seven weeks to his 
customary large business. 

A benefit was given on Sunday, September 27, to the family 
of J. W. Kelly, "The Rolling Mill Man," an Irish specialty 
performer of unique personality. A great many performers 
volunteered and the sum of $2460 was realized. 

The New York Seventh Regiment Band played on Sunday, 
October 18, and again on the 25th. 

The Cleveland-Haverly Minstrels were seen the week of 
October 26. 

Fanny Davenport played ''Fedora" to a week of large 
receipts beginning November 2. 

Evans and Hoey offered "A Parlor Match" to large houses 
the fortnight commencing November 9. Anna Held made her 
Boston debut with them at that time. One evening during 



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.Mai»l»"iOir«» N<*w Im|>tTi;il Oj^fra Coiiipaiiv — 1**;mI 


this engagement Chiquita the midget brought over from the 
Zoo (the old Public Library Building) a baby lion and pre- 
sented it to Miss Held. 

Hanlon's "Superba" followed for the week of November 
23, the receipts for Thanksgiving evening, November 26, 
1896, being $2695.75, the largest house at the prices ever 
known in the theatre. 

Grand opera by the Imperial Opera Company, under the 
management of Colonel J. H. Mapleson, was announced for 
the fortnight beginning November 30, the artists being Mme. 
Darclee, Mme. Bonaplata-Bau, Mme. Chalia, Mme. Dotti, 
Mme. Scalchi, Mme. Ponzano, Di Marchi, De Anna, Dado, 
Randaccio, Ughetti, and others. "Aida" was the opening 
bill and that opera was given the best rendition it had ever 
had in Boston. "Lucia di Lammermoor'' followed on Tues- 
day, and that too was exceedingly well done. The public 
neglected the company, however, as had been the case in 
other cities, and those who assembled on Wednesday evening 
to hear the new opera, "Andrea Chenier," discovered that the 
orchestra had gone on a strike for money due for the previous 
week's services. Mr. Tompkins offered to guarantee the pay- 
ment of all bills incurred for the Boston performances, but the 
musicians refused to discuss the matter, and left the theatre. 
The small receipts were returned to the ticket-buyers and 
the audience was dismissed. Two benefits were given for the 
members of the company on Saturday and Sunday .evenings, 
December 5 and 6. The bill for Saturday evening was 
"Andrea Chenier" and the fourth act of " Les Huguenots,'* 
while on Sunday the "Stabat Mater" was sung. 

James O'Neill, hurriedly summoned in from a New Eng- 


THE SEASON OF 1896-97 

land tour, played "Monte Cristo" the week of December 7 

to excellent houses, considering the short 

time available for advertising. Margaret 

Anglin was his leading lady at this time. 
Maurice Barry more in "Roaring Dick 

and Co.," his own dramatization of Bes- 

ant and Rice's novel, "Ready Money 

Mortiboy," occupied the theatre the weeks 

of December 14 and 21, the houses being 

very hght. The receipts for the evening 

of Wednesday, December 23, 1898, were 

the smallest in thirty-three years, the gross 

takings being forty-three dollars, the non- 
attractiveness of the play being aggra- 
vated l)y a blizzard and a street-car strike. 

W. J. Le Moyne was Mr. Barry more's 

principal support. A benefit was given to Colonel Mapleson 

on Sunday, December 27. 

" The War of Wealth," a mel- 
odrama by C. T. Dazey, author 
of "In Old Kentucky," was 
presented on December 28 and 
ran two weeks to light houses. 
"Brian Boru," a romantic 
Irish opera by Stanislaus Stange 
and Julian Edwards, opened on 
January 1 1 and ran three weeks, 
the chief singers being Grace 
Golden, Amanda Fabris, Ame- 
James O'Neill Ha SummerviUe, Helen Brack- 

Anua Held 




Blanche Walsh 

ett, Max Eugene, Bruce Paget, George O'Donnell, Jefferson 

De Angelis, and John C. Sla- 

Sunday, January 24, 1897, 
was a day to be remembered 
in the annals of the Boston 
Theatre for its diametrically 
opposed attractions. In the 
afternoon Rev. Sam Jones, 
the noted revivalist, preached 
a sermon. In the evening Col- 
onel Robert G. Ingersoll, the 
famous agnostic, lectured on 
"How to Reform Mankind." 
The receipts for the evening 
were the largest that Colonel Ingersoll had ever drawn in 
Boston, the gross amount being $2317.50. 

Walter Damrosch's German Op- 
era Company began a two weeks' 
season on February 1, his singers 
including Lilli Lehmann, Johanna 
Gadski, Susan Strong, Marie Matt- 
feld, Ernest Kraus, Paul Kalisch, 
Carl Somer, Emil Fischer, Ger- 
hard Stehmann, William Mertens, 
William Xanten,and others. "Tris- 
tan and Isolde," " The Flying Dutch- 
man," "Carmen," " Tannhauser," 
"Lohengrin," "Die Meistersinger," 
"Fidelio," "DasRheingold," "Die 


Mazine Elliott 

THE SEASON OF 1896-97 

Walkiire," " Gt^tterdammerung," and " Siegfried" were given. 
Emma Calve was to have come from New York to sing Car- 
men, but was prevented by illness, much to the disappoint- 
ment of the ticket- holders. Camille Seygard was hastily sub- 
stituted and the opera was presented, but its chief attraction 
was lacking. 

"Under the Polar Star," a well-staged melodrama of the 
Polar Circle, was the attraction for four weeks beginning 
February 15. William A. Brady, 
its manager, performed a feat 
which he has often duplicated, 
of going on the stage at ex- 
tremely short notice and play- 
ing well a part that had been 
left vacant by an ailing actor. 
This time it was the role of 
Alexy, an Esquimaux guide, 
that he so well impersonated. 

Robert Mantell, Charles T. 
Ellis and wife, Gus Heege, 
George Thatcher, Phyllis Al- 
len, and others volunteered for 

the Emergency Hospital Benefit on February 18. Phyllis 
Allen, a lady with a phenomenal contralto voice, had l)een, 
in 1880 and 1881, a member of the dancing ballet employed 
in "The Voyagers in Southern Seas" and "jVIichael Stro- 

A reception w^as given on Sunday, February 21, to Edward 
J. Ivor\% who had recentlv l)een on trial for his life before an 
English court. The receipts were not large. 


Andrew Mack 


Brooke's Chicago Marine Band played on the afternoons 
and evenings of Sundays, March 14 and 21, and April 4. 

"Jack and the Beanstalk," an extravaganza by R. A. 
Barnet with music by A. B. Sloane, which had been originally 
performed by the members of the First Corps of Cadets, 
was brought out on March 15 for a two weeks' engagement. 
Its success was phenomenal, the receipts for the fortnight 
reaching $29,969.25. The cast was : 

Jack Hubbard 

King Cole 


Mr. Ruse, a Giant 

Sir Harry Hatewurk 





Sir Guy Coffin 

Princess Mary 

Little Miss Muflfet 

Sonanum Tuberoseum 

Mrs. Ruse 

Asparagus Blossom 


Old Mother Hubbard 

Madge L#essing. 
Alexander Clark. 
Harry Kelly. 
H. M. Morse. 
Hubert Wilke. 
Basil Tetson. 
Robert Craig. 
Justine Batio. 
Kitty Perry. 
H. L. Traub. 
Maude Hollins. 
Nellie Lyndi. 
Ross Snow. 
Daniel Baker. 
Miss Hearn. 
Meta Caldwell. 
Carrie Perkins. 

*'In Old Kentucky" followed for the week of March 29. 

The Elks' Benefit on April 1 enlisted the services of Nat 
C. Goodwin and Maxine Elliott, Madame Jananschek, 
Blanche Walsh, Adah Richmond Stetson, Chiquita, Marie 
Jansen, Harry Conor, Harry Gilfoil, J. K. Murray, Clara 
Lane, Hattie Belle Ladd, Sam Collins, Florrie West, the 


THE SEASON OF 1896-97 

Frederic De Belleville 

Fadette Orchestra, Clarice Vance, Dore Davidson, George 

Fawcett, Amelia Bingham, Min- 
nie Dupree, Jessie Busley, Alice 

Fischer, Laura Burt, and a host 

of others. 

"Lost, Strayed or Stolen," a 

bright comedy which had met 

with great success at the Park 

Theatre, was presented the weeks 

of April 5 and 12, but the removal 

was disastrous and it failed to 

draw. Louis Harrison and Geor- 
gia Caine headed the company. 
Madame Yale lectured to ladies 

on Monday afternoon, April 12. "The Sporting Duchess," 

a drama of racing, with a cast 
which included Rose Coghlan, 
Cora Tanner, Elita Proctor Otis, 
J. H. Stoddart, Harry Lacy, and 
Louis Massen, opened on Patri- 
ot's Day, April 19, for one week. 
James J. Corbett, who had met 
with pugilistic defeat at the hands 
of Robert Fitzsimmons on St. 
Patrick's Day of this year, was 
seen in "The Naval Cadet" the 
week of April 26. 

Andrew Mack played his first 

starring engagement in this theatre the week of May 3, the 

play being " Myles Aroon/' 


James J. CorbeU iu 1897 


George Richards and Eugene Canfield appeared in "A 
Temperance Town" the week of May 10. 

Fanny Davenport returned for the week of May 17, play- 
ing "Gismonda," "Fedora," and "La Tosca." 

Rt. Rev. Bishop Watterson of Columbus, Ohio, lectured 
on Sunday, May 30, the theatre having been closed all the 
previous week. 

Moving pictures of the Corbett-Fitzsimmons contest opened 
on May 31 and drew surprisingly large houses, the receipts 
for the first day being $3893.75 for three performances, 
at prices ranging from twenty-five cents to one dollar. The 
first week of twelve performances drew $10,760, there being 
no performance on Tuesday afternoon on account of the 
Commencement Exercises of the Perkins Institution being 
held then. The pictures remained four weeks, the season 
closing on June 26. 


THE SEASON OF 1897-98 

FOR the season of 1897-98 Fred C. Parker and Frank A. 
Harding were the ticket-agents. No other changes of any 
importance took place in the business staff. 

Harkins and Barbour's version of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" 
opened on Saturday evening, August 14, and continued the 
following fortnight. Although a better play, it did not prove 
so popular as the familiar version. 

Primrose and West's Minstrels were seen the week of 
August 30, Milt Barlow and George Wilson being in the com- 
pany. George Primrose sang 
" A Hot Time in the Old Town 
To-night," which a few months 
later was called our national 

"The Cherry Pickers," a 
drama of the Sepoy Mutiny, 
written by Joseph Arthur, oc- 
cupied the house for two weeks, 
l)eginning on Labor Day, Sep- 
tember 6. 

The Bostonians returned to 
this theatre on September 20, 
after some years of absence, 
rendering "The Serenade" for 


Jessie Bartlett Davis 


two weeks and "Robin Hood" for the third. These were 
financially the largest three weeks the Bos- 
tonians had ever played, the last week 
being their largest week, and the last day, 
Saturday, October 9, their largest day. The 
company included H. C. Barnabee, W. H. 
MacDonald, George Frothingham, Eugene 
Cowles, William E. Philp, Harry Brown, 
W.H.Fitzgerald, Alice Nielsen, Jessie Bart- 
lett Davis, Josephine Bartlett, and Elea- 
nore Giusti. 

IngersoU lectured on "The Truth" on 
Sunday, October 3. 

Joseph Jefferson in "Rip Van Winkle" 
crowded the houses during the week of 
October 11. 

Fanny Davenport began her last engage- 
ment in the Boston Theatre on Wednesday, October 20, the 
theatre having been closed for rehearsal on Monday and Tues- 
day evenings. Great secrecy had been observed concerning 
her new play, the name and theme having been kept from 
the public until the opening night. The 
title when finally announced proved to 
be "A Soldier of France," the life and 
death of Joan of Arc being the subject 
treated. Business was not good and the 
play ran but three weeks. 

A drama of similar title, "A Ward 
of France," was the attraction for the 
next three weeks. This play had to do 


Edna May 

Eugenio Sorrentino 

THE SEASON OF 1897-98 

with the character of Lafitte, the pirate, this {)art being 
played by Maurice Barrymore, and was written by Franklin 
Fyles and Eugene W. Presbrey, the latter a former member 
of the stock company. 

The Banda Rossa, an Italian military band, was heard in 
concerts on November 4, 21, and 28, under the leadership of 
Eugenio Sorrentino. 

''The Belle of New York," with Dan Daly and Edna May 
in the principal roles, played the week of November 29, 1897, 
making an unexpected hit, as it had not 
done well at the Casino in New York, 
though it afterward created a furore in 
England and this country as well. 

Margaret Mather began what proved 
to be her last visit to this house on De- 
cember 6, playing "Cymbeline" all the 
first week, while the second was divided 

Margaret Mather 

between ** Romeo and Juliet," "The 

Honeymoon,'' and ** Leah." Miss Mather died suddenly early 

in the following year at Charleston, West Virginia. 

One of the attractions at the Theatrical Mechanics' Benefit 
on December 16, 1897, was Rosie Boote of the London 
Gaiety Company, who offered her dancing specialty. Miss 
Boote has since gained fame by marrying an English marquis. 

Hanlon's "Superba" was the holiday attraction, opening 
on December 20, and remaining two weeks. 

W. Bourke Cochran lectured on Sunday evening, January 2. 

Sousa's opera, "The Bride Elect," with both words and 
music by the celebrated bandmaster, was produced on Janu- 
ary 3 and ran four weeks. 



Anna Held, supported by a vaudeville company and by a 
number of players who were seen in the Chinese play, "The 
Cat and the Cherub," opened in a blizzard on January 31, 
but succeeded in attracting good houses before the week was 
over. The vaudeville artists were Dixon, Brown and Dixon, 
Lizzie Evans and Harry Mills, Frank Lawton, Burke and 

Andrews, Bessie BonehilK 
the De Kock Troupe, and 
Ben Harney and Strap 

Lillian Russell, Delia 
Fox, and Jefferson De 
Angelis, in a comic opera 
by Stanislaus Stange and 
Julian Edwards, "The 
Wedding Day," played 
two big weeks beginning 
February 7. 

On February 21 Wal- 
ter Damrosch began a sea- 
son of opera in French, 
German, and Italian, his 
manager being Charles A. Ellis and his artists Melba, Gadski, 
Barna, Seygard, Toronta, Standigl, Mattfeld, Van Cauteren, 
Nordica, Ibos, SalignacRothmuhl, Breuer, Vanni, Van Hoose, 
Kraus, Bispham, Boudouresque, Fischer, Stehmann, Rains, 
Viviani, and Campanari. Mr. Damrosch and Signor Bimboni 
were the conductors, the operas being "Faust," "Tannhaus- 
er," "The Barber of Seville,'* "Die Walkure,'' "La Travi- 
ata," "The Meistersinger," "Siegfried," "Rom^ et Juli- 



THE SEASON OF 1897-98 

Delia Fox, Jefferson De Angelis, Lillian Russell 

ette," "The Flying Dutchman," "Lohengrin/' and "Car- 

Charles Frohman's company in "Never Again" appeared 
on the afternoon and evening of February 22 and the evening 
of March 5. 

At the benefit of the Cathedral Sanctuary Choir on Sunday, 
March 6, Mrs. H. H. A. Beach, Jeannie Patrick Walker, 
F. Kneisel, and others appeared. 

The midwinter meet of the Massachusetts Division of the 
League of American Wheelmen was held in this theatre on 
Saturday evening, March 12, 1898. 



Sousa's Band \v 

as heard on the evenings of March 13 and 
20, and also on the afternoons of the 15th 
and 18th. 

The New York Casino Company played 
"In Gay New York" the week of March 
14. David Warfield was a member of this 
company, appearing in a Jewish specialty, 
assisted by Lee Harrison. 

Denman Thompson and " The Old Home- 
stead" opened on March 21 and remained 
three weeks. 

A benefit for the Maine Memorial Mon- 
ument Fund was held on Sunday evening, 
March 27. Many prominent artists volun- 
teered, not realizing until it was too late 

David AVarfield that the 

was more for advertising 
a certain New York news- 
paper than for honoring the 
martyred sailors of the ill- 
fated battleship. The vol- 
unteers were Sol Smith Rus- 
sell, Louis James, Hubert 
Wilke, Mathilde Cottrelly, 
^Iad<re Lessintr, Hilda Hoi- 
lins, and others. 

A season of fijrand opera 
in Eufijlish at popular prices, 
under the management of 

Nance O'Xeil 


THE SEASON OF 1897-98 

Henry W. Savage, was l>egun on Easter Monday, April 11, 
1898, with the intention of running all summer if the patron- 
age kept up. The artists were Edith 
Mason, AttaHe Claire, Grace Golden, 
Lizzie Macnichol, Bernice Holmes, Bes- 
sie Fairhairn, Marie Celeste, Ruth White, 
Thomas H. Persse, Joseph F. Shehan, 
William G. Stewart, Max Eugene, Wil- 
liam Wolff, Arthur Woolley, Raymond 
Hitehcock, Frank Moulan, Oscar Girard, 
and E. N. Knight. "II Trovatore" and 
** The Queen's L#ace Handkerchief" were De Woif Hopper 
sung the first week, "The Gypsy Baron" 
and "Carmen" the second, "Billee Taylor" and ** Cavalleria 
Rusticana" the third, and "Pinafore" and "I Pagliacci" 
the fourth and last. 

McKee Rankin and Nance O'Neil appeared at the Emerg- 
ency Hospital Benefit on April 14, 
^^^^V together with Stuart Robson, Willie 

^t ^^^^ Collier, Wilton Lackaye, Maclyn Ar- 

^■J^^B buckle, George W. Wilson, and others. 

^^^^HT On Sunday, April 17, Colonel In- 

^■^^^L gersoU delivered his new lecture, "A 

^^^MH^^^^^^ Thanksgiving Sermon." 
^^^H ^^^^^^m ^^^ theatre was closed the week of 

^^^B^^^^^^ May 9, but o|>ened again the follow- 
^^^^^^^ ing Monday for six days of the sensa- 

Sol Smith Russell tional trapeze |)erformer Charmion, 

and a vaudeville company including 
the Picchiani Family. Alf Holt Silvern and Emerie, the 



Kingsley Sisters, Delmore and Lee, Herbert's Dogs, Gal- 
lando and Clarisse Agnew. 

The last entertainment of the season of 1897-98 was "The 
Lambs' Gambol," which introduced nearly all the male 
stars in the country. It opened with an old-time Minstrel 
First Part introducing De Wolf Hopper as the interlocutor. 
Stuart Robson, Willie CoUier, and Ignacio Martinetti played 
the bones, while Nat C. Goodwin, Jefferson De Angelis, and 
H. C. Barnabee manipulated the tambourines. The triple 
quartette consisted of Chauncey Olcott, De Wolf Hopper, 
Eugene Cowles, H. C. Barnabee, W. H. MacDonald, Digby 
Bell, Van Rensselaer Wheeler, William Philp, Edmund Stan- 
ley, Charles Hopper, William Fitzgerald, and Grafton Baker. 
The chorus were Francis Carlyle, Harry Woodruff, John 
Kellerd, Clay Greene, Alfred Klein, Walter Hale, A. S. Lip- 
man, George Barnum, E. W. Kemble, Charles Klein, and 
Vincent Serrano. Augustus Thomas was the general director 
and Herbert Cripps the general stage-manager. The musical 
directors were Victor Herbert, Jesse Williams, S. L. Studley, 
J. S. Hillcr, and Victor Harris. The olio began with the 
Lambs' Big Four, Jefferson De Angelis, Charles Hopper, 
Willie Collier, and Fritz Williams. A short burlesque, ''The 
Art of AFaryland,'' followed, the parts being taken by W. II. 
Crane, W. II. ^racI)onal(^, J. E. Kellerd, Digby Bell, Walter 
Hale, and I)c Wolf Hopper, the army being represented by 
Wilton I.ackaye, Harry Woodruff, Clay Greene, T. I). 
Frawley, J. (j. Saville, I^. J. B. Lincoln, Charles Klein, A. 
S. Lipnian, Joseph Grismer, Eugene Cowles, Van Rensselaer 
Wheeler, Augustus Thomas, and E. W. Kemble. Joseph 
Holland and Fritz Williams next represented a pantomime 


THE SEASON OF 1897-98 

in two scenes, **L' Affaire d*une Melodie," in which they 
were assisted by Vincent Serrano. "Called Perfect at Ten," 
a glimpse of stageland, by Edward Paulton, came next, the cast 
being: Leading L#ady, Willie Collier; Leading Man, Wilton 
Laekaye ; Comedian, H. C. Barnabee ; Juvenile Man, Francis 
Carlyle; Old Woman, Harry Conor; Pro[>erty Man, A. S. 
Lipman; Stage Carpenter, Burr Mcintosh; Utility Man, 
T. D. Frawley; Stage Director, Joseph Grismer; Prompter, 
J. G. Saville ; Author, Charles Klein ; Leader, Jesse Williams ; 
Mr. Palmer, Digby Bell; Mr. Daly, J. E. Kellerd; Mr. C. 
Frohman, Alfred Klein ; Mr. D. Frohman, George Barnum ; 
A Coryphee, Ignacio Martinetti ; Su|>ernumeraries, De Wolf 
Hop|>er, Nat C. Goodwin, W. H. Crane, Stuart Robson, 
Chauncey Olcott, William Philp, W. H. MacDonald, Fritz 
Williams, Joseph Holland, J. E. Kellerd, Victor Harris, 
S. L. Studley, H. A. Cripps, Edmund Stanley, Walter Hale, 
Vincent Serrano, Augustus Thomas, Clay Greene, W. H. 
Fitzgerald, Grafton Baker, Van Rensselaer \Mieeler, Jesse 
Williams, Harry Woodruff, and E. W. Kemble. The pro- 
gramme closed with the singing of the Laml)s' National 
Anthem, "Columbia," written and composed for the occasion 
by Clay Greene and Victor Herbert and sung by the entire 
company, accompanied by Victor Herl)ert's Twenty-Sec'ond 
Regiment Band. 

James A. Heme 


THE SEASON OF 1898-99 

THE season opened on August 29 with West's Minstrels, 
Primrose and West having separated after twenty-six 
years of partnership. Ezra Kendall in black face w^as a fea- 
ture of this company, but he soon returned to white face, 
with his old familiar tall hat in evidence. 

The attraction for Labor Day week was Williams and 


THE SEASON OF 1898-99 

Alice Nielsen 

Walker's Senegambian Carnival in " The Origin of the Cake 
Walk," which did not draw well. 
The Byrne Brothers' panto- 
mimic production, '* Going to the 
Races," played the fortnight be- 
ginning September 12. 

The Boston ians came on Sep- 
tember 26 for a week of "The 
Serenade" and a week of ** Robin 
Hood," Helen Bertram and Wil- 
liam Broderick replacing Alice 
Nielsen and Eugene Cowles. 

Charles Frohman's production 
of " The White Heather" was pre- 
sented October 10 and ran five 

weeks, the cast including such favorite artists as Rose Cogh- 
lan and her husband, John T. Sullivan, Grace Thome, Olive 
May, and Fred Perry. Brooke's Chicago Marine Band 
played on Sunday, October 16. 

Ingersoll lectured on Sunday evening, 
October 30, on "Superstition." 

James A. Heme in "Shore Acres" came 
on November 14 for three weeks. 

On Thanksgiving night, November 24, 
the seats in the upper gallery were num- 
bered and reserved for the first time in the 
history of the theatre. 

"Con" Murphy, stage doorkeeper for 
thirty-three years, died on November 20, 1898. He was known 
and liked by thousands of people in the theatrical profession. 


" Con " Murphy 


The great blizzard of 1898, in which the steamer Portland 

was lost and great damage w^as 
done to shipping and wharves, 
occurred on November 26 and 
27, greatly interfering with a 
Sunday concert on the latter 
date in aid of the Carney Hos- 
pital, at which James A. Heme, 
Andrew Mack, Joseph HaW' orth, 
John B. Mason, Mamie Gilroy, 
and many others were scheduled 
to appear. 

The New York Casino suc- 
cess, '* Yankee Doodle Dandy," 
in which Edna Wallace Hopper, 
Thomas Q. Seabrooke, and Wal- 
ter Jones were featured, was seen 

for the weeks of December 5 and 


Joseph Jefferson was originally 

booked to appear the week of 

December 19, but fell ill, and 

his sons filled the week with 

a production of "The Rivals," 

with the following excellent cast : 

Sir Anthony Absolute, Verner 

Clarges; Captain Absolute, Otis 

Skinner; Sir Lucius O'Trigger, 

Wilton Lackaye : Bob Acres, Wil- 
liam Jefferson ; Faulkland, Wal- Thomas Jefferson as Rip Van Winkle 

William W. Jefferson 


THE SEASON OF 1898-99 

Milka Temina 

ter B. Woodall ; David, Joseph Jefferson, Jr. ; Fag, Thomas 

Jefferson ; Mrs. Malaprop, Ffolliott 

Paget ; Lydia, Elsie Leslie ; Lucy, Mrs. 

Joseph Jefferson, Jr. About this time 

Thomas Jefferson began playing his 

father's role in "Rip Van Winkle," 

though he was not seen in it at the 

Boston Theatre for some years later. 

Hanlon's "Superba" played Christ- 
mas week to large receipts. 

Denman Thompson and "The Old 

Homestead" came on January 2, 1899, 

a most unusual time for him, though 

the audiences for the two weeks were 

as big as usual. 

Mathews and Bulger, in the Ragtime Opera, " By the Sad 

Sea Waves," were here for the week of January 16. It was 

at this time that Rose Mel- 
ville was first seen as Sis 
Hopkins, making decidedly 
the hit of the play. 

Grand o|)era in French, 
German, and Italian, under 
the management of Charles 
A. Ellis, o|)ened on January 
23, for three weeks, the 
artists Inking Melba, (iadski, 
De Lussan, Behne, Ternina, 
Toronta, Mattfeld, Van Cau- 
Jean De Reszke teren, Alvarez, Kraus, Bon- 


Albert Alrar«£ 

'Aida," and "Carmen." This 

Vries, Kains, and Viviam. 
The conductors were Dam- 
roseh, SeppilU, and FriiHl- 
Their re|>ertoire comprised 
tlie operas," Faust/' "Tann- 
hauser/' "La Bohemt%""I 
Pagliacei," "CavoIIeria 
Rusticana/' *'The Barlier 
of Seville," ** Ijohengrm/' 
"Die WalkUre^" The Fly- 
ing Dutchman/* ** Kigo- 
letto/' "Gotterdammer' 
ung/' "Romeo et Juliette" 
was Alvarez's finst apjH*ar- 

ance in America, and he sang here in only two roles, Romeo 
and Don Jose. 

The midwinter meet of the League of 
American Wheelmen occurred on Satur- 
day evening, January 28. 

Blind Tom, the colored pianist, was 
heard on Sunday, Fchrtiary 5. 

The Rogers Brothers, who had not 
grown to be the drawing cards they after- 
ward became, were seen the week of Feb- 
ruarj^ 13 in "A Reign of Error/' supported 
by an excellent cast, including Georgia Caine, Maude Ray- 
mond, Ada Lewis, La Petite Adelaide, Edith St. Clair, George 
Marion, John Parr, and Will T. Hodge. 


Thomas Q. Seabrooke 

THE SEASON OF 1898-99 

Gu8 Rogers 

Max Rogers 

Ingersoll lectured on "The Devil" on Sunday, February 19. 

"The Bride Elect" followed for the single week of Feb- 
ruary 20. 

The Civil War drama, "Shen- 
andoah," with a cast headed 
by Maurice Barry more and 
Mary Hampton, was presented 
the weeks of February 27 and 
March 6 to large houses. 

Amateur performances of " The 
Pied Pi|)er of Hamelin" were 
given on the forenoons of Feb- 
ruarj' 25, March 4 and 11, and 
the afternoons of March 2 and 3. 

Alice Nielsen in "The For- 
tune Teller," with a company 
which contained such singers as 


Blind Tom 


Eugene Cowles, Frank Rusliworth, Riehard Golileii, Joi»epk 
Herbert, Joseph Cavvtboni, Marguerite Syiva, Jeunte Haw- 
ley, and Billie Xorton, dso 
drew well for two weeks, 
o|jening on March 13- 

The Elks^ Benefit m 
March 17 enlisted Ihr 
services of **The Fortune 
Teller" company, Etlward 
Ilarrigan and conipafiT, 
John IVIason. Cliark^ Dan- 
by, Joe Welch, Nellie V+ 
Parker, Music*al Dale, 
Frank Bush, W, B. C, Fox, 
Happy Fannie Fields, IjO- 
ney Haskell, the Bowdain 
S«]uare Theatre Company, 
and others. 

The Metropolitan Opera 
House Company of New York, under the management of 
Maurice Grau, appeared for a fortnight commencing March 
27, at prices which ranged from one to five dollars ordinar- 
ily and from one and a half to seven dollars on special 
occasions. The principals were Sembrich, Eames, Nordica, 
Brema, Saville, Schumann-Heink, Mantelli, Engle, Bauer- 
meister, Jean and Edouard De Reszke, Van Dyck, Plan^on, 
Bispham, Salignac, Campanari, Saleza, Carbone, Pringle, 
Maureb and Van Rooy. The only novelty of the season was 
Mancinelli's opera *'Hero and Leander," which was con- 
ducted by the composer, who was one of the regular con- 


Julm Artlmj' 

THE SEASON OF 1898-99 

ductors of the company. Lieutenant Dan Godfrey and his 
British Guards Band appeared on Sunday afternoon and 
evening, April 9. 

The week of April 10 was taken up with amateur per- 
formances of "Cinderella*' and "Our New England/' for 
the benefit of the Invalid Aid Society. The audiences were 
diminutive and the invalids received no aid. 

James A. Ilerne produced a new Civil War drama, en- 
titled **Rev. GriflSth Davenport," on April 17 for two weeks. 
It drew fairly well, but has never been presented since. This 
was Mr. Heme's last engage- 
ment in the Boston Theatre, 
his closing date being April 
29, 1899. 

Ingersoll lectured on ** Shake- 
speare" on Sunday, April 30. 

"The Three Dragoons," a 
comic o|)era by Harry B. Smith 
and Reginald De Koven, was 
heard the weeks of May 1 
and 8, the company including 
Marguerite Lemon, Linda Da 
Costa, Leonora CJnito, Joseph 
O'Mara, W. II. Clark, Jerome 
Sykes, and Richard F. C^arroll. 
It did not attract the public. 

Sousa's Band was heard on Sundays, May 7, 14, and 21. 

Julia Arthur in a magnificent production of '* Romeo and 
Juliet" drew very large houses the week of May 15. 

Adelaide and I^eon Hermann, the former the widow and 

Adelaide Hermann 




the latter the nephew of iVlexander Hermann the magician^ 
opened in their magical entertainment on May 22 and played 
all that week and two days of the following week, closing the 
season on the evening of May 30, 

Major-General Joe Wheeler, of the United States Volun- 
teers, an ex- Confederate officer, delivered the oration before 
Post 113, G. A* Rp, on the forenoon of Decoration Day, 


THE SEASON OF 1899-1900 

THE season opened on Thursday, August 31, with the 
English melodrama, "Sporting Life," which ran four 
and a half weeks. The chief actors engaged were Joseph 
Wheelock, Joseph Kilgour, Frank Burbeck, Charles F. Gott- 
hold, Frazer Coulter, Elita Proctor Otis, Frances Stevens, and 
Marion Elmore. The noteworthy scenes depicted a prize- 
fight and the Derby Race. 

The Bostonians were heard the weeks of October 2 and 9, 
in "The Serenade*' and "Robin Hood," Marcia Van Dresser, 
Frank Rushworth, and John Dunsmure singing the roles 
formerly interpreted by Jessie Bartlett Davis, William Philp, 
and Eugene Cowles. 

Joseph Jefferson played "Rip Van Winkle** at the first 
seven performances and "The Rivals" on Saturday night 
the week of October 16, 1899. The receipts for the week 
were $18,233.50. 

A l)enefit for the Actors* Fund on the afternoon of Friday, 
Octol)er 20, introduced Joseph Jefferson, James K. Hackett, 
one act of "Way Down East," one act of "The Sign of the 
Cross/* and several other attractions. 

"The Sorrows of Satan," a dramatization of Marie Corelli's 
novel, was seen the week of October 23. 

John Redmond, the Irish patriot, lectured on Sunday 
evening, Octol)er 29. 



Anna Held» in a beautiful produetion of ''Paj^a's Wife/* 
^^^^^ supported b^ Charleys A. Bigelow. 

^^^^^^1 Ilenry Bergman, M* A, Kennedy, 

K^^^ flV Harry Woodruff, George Marititn 

^f ^tf Isa belle Evesson, Agnes Find lay, 

^F\^C Olive Wallace, and Vivian Black- 

^^^^^^^^^^^ burn, played the weeks of 0<Uil>tT 
^^^HotM|^^^V 30 and November 6 to large houses. 
^^|K Mj^B^^ Denman Thompson and "''Hie 

f^^^ Old Homestead" came on Novem* 

JohB Redmond *^^^ ^^ and remained three weeks to 

the usual Thompson business. 
The Metropolitan 0[)era House Company, under the man- 
agement of Maurice Grau, in the ensuing two weeks, be- 
ginning December 4, 1899, 
played to the largest re- 
ceipts ever known in this 
theatre up to that time, 
the gross for the fortnight 
being $94,682. The prin- 
cipal artists were Calve, 
Sembrich, Eames, Nordi- 
ca, Ternina. Schumann- 
Heink, Zelie De Lussan, 
Suzanne Adams, Susan 
Strong, Alvarez, Saleza, 
Edouard De Reszke, Van 
Dyek, MaureL Dipf>el, 
Cainpanari. PJan^on, and "^^ 

others. There were no nov- Emma Eames 


THE SEASON OF 1899-1900 

Pol Plan^on 

elties in the repertoire. The weather was unpreeedentedly 

good for this time of year, 

the health of the company 

was excellent, and there 

were no disappointments 

or changes of o[>era. 

Hanlon's " Superba" 
was the Christmas attrac- 
tion, oj)ening on Decem- 
ber 18 and playing two 

Modjeska followed for 
a fortnight, oj)ening on 
New Year's Day, 1900. 
She was seen in "Marie 
Antoinette," "Mary Stuart," "The Ladies' Battle," and 
"Macbeth." John Kellerd was her leading man. 

James O'Neill played D'Ar- 

^ ^fc tagnan in "The Musketeers" 

^^ ■ the week of January 15. 

IpV £^^ tB r*h^ Koster and Bial produc- 

^ _ 1 ^ tion, "Around New York in 

^_^^Ab Eighty Minutes," filled the week 

^^^^^^^^^ of January 22. This was a mu- 

^^^L ^P^^^^^^^^ ^'^^' melange, with a company 

^^^^^^%/^^^^^^^K which included Jess Dandy, 

^^^^^^^K^^^^^^^W Alexander Clark, Harry Kelly, 

^^^^^^^^^^^^^r Bobby (^hris Bruno, 

^^^^^^^^^^ James J. Jeffries and his bro- 

Kdoujurd De Beszke ther Jack, Tom Sharkey, Etta 



Butler, Helen Marvin, Mabel Russell, M^my Ashmore, and a 
host of others. Incidental to the piece were burlesques on 
"Sherlock Holmes'' and '* Becky Sharp," which were ex- 
ceedingly cleverly done- Great houses 
marked the short stay of the play, 

A Japanese dramatic company, 
under the management of Alexander 
Comstock, with Otto Kawakami and 
Sada Yacco in the leading roles, played 
here on the afternoons of January 18* 
19, 25, and 26, 1900, in plays of their 
own land and language. Although 
extremely interesting they failed to 

*'The Great Ruby/* an English tnel- 
odrama which had been presented in 
New York by August! n Daly^s com- 
Eniraa CalYo pany, witli Ada Rchan and *>|lirrfriv* 

orites in the cast, had been originally 
booked for a month beginning January 29, with the under- 
standing that it was to be played by the same artists. Mr. 
Daly's death ended the career of his company as a whole and 
the piece was done here under the management of Jacob Litl 
to not very good business, although he had engaged a strong 
company, with such favorites as Louise Thomdike Bouci- 
cault, Isabelle Urquhart, and Frank Losee among its mem- 

Dan Sully, Dan Daly, Josephine Hall, William Courtleigh, 
Percy Has well, and many others appeared at the Elks' Bene- 
fit on February 8, 1900. 


THE SEASON OF 1899-1900 

Sousa's Band played on Sunday, February 11, afternoon 
and evening. 

"Shenandoah" was seen the week of February 26. 

Chauncey Olcott made his first appearance as an Irish star 
in this house on March 5, in "A Romance of Athlone.y 
His houses were large ancj. top-heavy, especially on Thursday 
evenings. • 

A testimonial to Edward E. Rice on the completion of 
his twenty-fifth year as a manager was given on the afternoon 
of Thursday, March 8. A host of 
volunteers appeared, including 
Thomas Q. Seabrooke, Dan Daly, 
Harry Davenport, D. L. Don, Ma- 
bel Gillman, Marie Greorge, Phyl- 
lis Rankin, Louis Mann, Clara 
Lipraan, Joseph Coyne, Thomas 
Drew and W. B. C. Fox of the 
Cadets, Artie Hall, Madge Lessing, 
Ethel Jackson, M. A. Kennedy, 
Dan Sully, Burt Haverly, Robert 
Hilliard, Chauncey Olcott, and 
Arnold Daly, the last-named being 
billed '*in German wanderings." 

"The Pied Piper of Hamelin" was again presented on the 
forenoons of March 10, 17, and 24, and the afternoons of 
the 15th and 16th. 

Primrose and Dockstader's Minstrels played a two weeks' 
engagement commencing March 19. The exj)eriment of 
playing a minstrel company more than one week did not prove 

Chauncey Olcott 



Fashionable vaudeville, under the uianagenient of N. 
Hashim, at prices ranging from 15 to 30 cents, ojicned on 
A|)ril 2^ witli the intention of remaining all summer if [irofit- 
able. The first week's receipts were large, but they fell off 
after that and the season came to an end on May 5, after hut 
five weeks of vaudeville. The artists enf^aged were as follows: 
April 2 — The Carmen Sisters, Emmons, Emmerson and 
Emmons, Morgan and Otto. Bonnie Thornton, Fish ami 
Quigg, Delia Fox, James Thornton. Marie Dressier^ Hall and 
Staley, Josephine Sabel, the three Polos. April ft — Drawee, 
Lelliott, Busch and LelHott, Duffy, Saw telle and Duffy, Hugh 
Stanton, Jennie Yeamans, Delia Fox, Felix and Barry* 
Maude Courtney, Frederic Bond and coni[>any. Lew Haw* 
kins, Maggie dine, Matweef Duo, April IG ^ Curtis and 
Don» Howe and Scott, Hanson and Nelson, Monroe and 
Lawrence, Charles W, Littlefield, the Banda Rossa, Madame 
Tavary, Billy Van, Montgomery and Stone, Laura Burt, 
the Goldpn Gate QiiHrtefte, the Bic-e Brothers. Af^ri! 9:1 ~ 
Barton and Ashley, Vernon the Ventriloquist, Marie Jansen, 
St. Onge Brothers, Stinson and Merton, Jones, Grant and 
Jones, Richard Harlow, Tom Lewis and Sam Ryan, Marie 
Tavary, Neil Burgess and company. Press Eldridge, the Bur- 
ton-Lowande- Wilson Troupe. April 30 — The Bernards, Fran- 
sioli Sisters, Williams and Adams, De Veaux and De Veaux, 
Billy, May and Daisy Golden, Fougere, James Richmond 
Glenroy, Genaro and Bailey, John W. Ransone, Ida Fuller. 


THE SEASON OF 1900-01 

THE season of 1900-1901, which proved to be the last sea- 
son of Eugene Tompkins's management of the Boston 
Theatre, began on Thursday, August 30, with Arthur Shirley 
and Benjamin Landeck*s "Woman and Wine,'* under the 
management of William A. Brady and Hafry Doel Parker. 
This was a meiodraraa with startling effects, whose scenes 
were laid in England and Paris. The cast included Howard 
Kyle, John T. Burke, Hudson Liston, Sylvia Lynden, Millie 
James, Marion Winchester, and many others, and the finan- 
cial returns were satisfactory. 

An elaborate production of "Monte Cristo," under the 
management of Liebler and Co., opened on Tuesday, October 
18, the theatre having been closed on Monday evening for 
rehearsal. The cast included James O'Neill as Eklmund 
Dantes and the Count of Monte Cristo, Frederic De Belle- 
ville as Noirtier, Edmund Breese as Danglars, Augustus Cook 
as Caderousse, Rebecca Warren as Mercedes, and Annie Ward 
Tiffany as Carconte, the minor parts also l>eing well cast. 
The scenery was painted by Homer Emens, Ernest Allx^rt, 
Gates and Morange, John II. Young and Ernest M. Gros, 
and was extremely beautiful, the Conservatory and Ball- 
Room of the Hotel de Morcerf l)eing one of the handsomest 
and most realistic interior settings ever seen upon the stage 
in this country. " Monte Cristo" ran five weeks and was lx)th 
an artistic and a financial success. 


Eugene Fostter 

Usb«r In Bubu^ji ThoAlio tot forty jrcflrn 

Faneiulir:* Seventy-first Regi* 
ment Band played on Sunday^ 
October 7. 

INfiiinie Tittell Brune and 
Mel bourne Mac I )n well were 
seen in Sardoifs **'riieodora" 
the week of Ottolier 22. 

I'he Boston tans rame on Oc- 
tober 29, i^inging '' The Meeroy " 
their first week, and **'riie Sere- 
nade" and **l{nhin Hooii'* the 
seeoncL Albert Parr, Hilda 

Clark, and Adele Rafter were the tenor, soprano, and con- 

tralto, this year. 

Fred C, Whitney's production of "Quo Vadb/* a drama- 

tia;ation, by Stanislaus Stange, 

of Sienkiewicz's novel, ofjened 

on November 12 and remained 

six weeks. The phiy was tieau- 

ti fully staffed and was acted 

by Wilton Laekaye* Aubrey 

Boucieault, Ednuind I). Ly- 
ons, J, B, Booth (the third of 

that name), Frank ^rordaunt, 

Carlotta Nilsson. Elita Proo- 

tor Otis, Bijou Fernandez and 


William Ludwig was among 


Charles S. Harris 
Advertising Agent for twenty-ooe yean 

THE SEASON OF 1900-01 

those who appeared in concert on Sunday, November 25. 
George W. Lederer's Casino Company in "The Belle of Bo- 
hemia" apj)eared for the fortnight beginning Deceml>er 24, 
Sam Bernard and his brother Dick being featured. Apart 
from Christmas night the business was not good. Fred Titus, 
an ex-bicycle racer, and at that time the husband of Edna 
May, played a small part in the piece. 

Madame Sembrich and an opera company under the 
management of C. L. Graff sang "The Barber of Seville,'* 
"La Traviata," "Don Pasquale," 
and "Faust" during the week of 
January 7, 1901, the supporting 
artists l)eing Cremonini, Salignac, 
De Lara, Galazzi, Rossi, Ben- 
saude, Vanni, Dado, Marie Matt- 
feld, Carrie Bridewell, and Ma- 
dame Varezzi. Bevignani was the 

Jacob Adler and a Yiddish com- 
pany presented Jacob Gordin's 
"The Jewish Priest'* on Friday 
evening, January 11. 

Johanna Gadski appeared in concert on Sunday, January 
13, assisted by members of the Sembrich com|)any. 

A play called "The Mormon Wife," which ojK*ned on 
January 14, had the honor of playing to the smallest ri*cci|)ts 
in thirty-eight years, the takings for the week being $726.2o. 

The Red Cross Bureau l>egan a series of Sunday night 
concerts on January 20, which continued without interrujv 
tion until March 31. 

.laiiKvs W. Taylor 
Matter of Auxiliaries for thirty-6re ye&rs 



Hanlon*s "Superba" played the weeks af January 21 
and 28, 

"Sporting Life" was seen again the week of February 4. 

Denman Thompson and '*The Old Honieiitead*' appean^d 
the weeks of February 11 and 18, the receipts for thi' Itilter 
week being $l£,3ii7<75. As tliis was the last week that Den- 
man Thompson played in the Boston Theatre under the 
management of Eugene Tompkins^ the following figures 
are interesting, Mr, Thompson had played **The Old Home- 
stead" in tlie Boston Theatre 50 weeks, or 406 performances* 
to $474,421, an average of $9488.42 per week, or $1166.<)6 
per performance. He had played "The Old Homestead" in 
the Academy of Music, New York, under the mnnageiiieiit of 
Gilmore and Tompkins 121 weeksj or 939 [wrformances, to 
$916,571.75, an average of $7574.97 per week, or $976,11 
per performance. Counting both theatres, as both were under 
Mr, Tompkins^s management, the receipts were $1,390,994,75 
for 171 wrecks, or 1345 performances, an average of $8134,46 
per week, or $1034.19 per performance. Mr. Thompson has 
since played several engagements in each theatre, but they 
are not considered in the present record. 

"The Still Alarm," with Harry Lacy as Jack Manley and 
Frank C. Bangs as Franklin Fordham, played to good busi- 
ness for two weeks, beginning February 25. 

*'A Runaway Girl," with Ethel Jackson, Paula Edwardes, 
Clara Belle Jerome, Arthur Dunn, and other favorites in the 
cast, drew well for two weeks, opening March 11. 

Primrose and Dockstader's Minstrels followed for the week 
of March 25. 

Maurice Grau's Metropolitan Opera House Company 


THE SEASON OF 1900-01 

began a 'season on April 1, remaining two weeks. The artists 
were Melba, Nordica,Ternina, Gad- 
ski, Lucienne Breval, Marguerite 
Maclntyre, Fritzi Scheff, Schu- 
mann-Heink, Suzanne Adams, Lou- 
ise Homer, Van Cauteren, Bauer- 
meister, Jean and Edouard De 
Reszke, Saleza, Salignae, Dippel, 
Cremonini, Scotti, Plan9on, Cam- 
panari, Pini-Corsi, Joumet, Gili- 
bert, and many others. The con- 
ductors were Walter Damrosch, 
Mancinelli, and Flon. Ill luck pur- 
sued this engagement as good luck 
had that of the previous season. 
There was hardly a day that there 
was not a change of bill, occasioned 

by the illness of some one in the company, Melba and Jean 
De Reszke being the chief sufferers, and there were eight 
consecutive rainy days, to add to the company's misfortunes. 

In spite of all this the receipts for the 
first week were $35,632.25, and for the 
second $41,414. 

Massenet's "Ix^ Cid'* was advertised 
but not given on Tuesday, April 2, 
and Puccini's '*I>a Tosca" received its 
premiere on April 4. Neither drew ver\' 
well, as Boston audiences are inclined 
to be shy of new o[)eras. Verdi's Re- 
quiem Mass was sung on Sunday even- 


PriUi Scheff 

A. Scotti 


ing, April 7, under the direction of Signor Mancinelli, the solo- 
ists being Nordica, Schumann-Heink, Salignac, and Planfon. 
Sarah Bernhardt and M. Coquelin opened on April 15 in 
"L'Aiglon," both stars and their supporting company speak- 
ing French. Their sec- 
ond week was devoted to 
"La Tosca," "Cyrano 
de Bergerac," and "Ca- 
mille/' The receipts for 
these two weeks were 
$23,817.50 and $25,476. 
West's Minstrels filled 
the week of April 29. 

Joseph Jefferson ap- 
peared the week of May 
6, playing "Rip Van 
Winkle'* at six perform- 
ances, "The Rivals" on 
Wednesday evening, and 
''The Cricket on the Hearth" and *'Lend Me Five Shillint;s" 
on the Saturday evening. This proved to be Mr. Jefferson's 
hist a[)pearance in the Boston Theatre, his final role being 
that of Mr. (jolightly in the farce. The week's takings were 

''The (jiddy Throng,'' a hurlesque review of the New York 
season, appeared for two weeks beginning May 13, the coin- 
[)any including Mabel Fenton, Dorothy Morton, Phoel)e 
Coyne, Marion Winchester, Edmund Hayes, George C. 
Boniface, Jr., William Gould, Hugh Chilvers, Pat Rooney, 
and Tim Cronin. 

Bernbardt and Coquelin 


THE SEASON OF 1900-01 

Tableaux of the Life of Christ were shown on Sunday, 
May 26. 

On May 31, 1901, Eugene Tompkins retired from the 
management of the Boston Theatre and from ali connection 
with theatricals in Boston, although the firm of Gilmore and 
Tompkins still continues to own and manage the Academy 
of Music, New York. It is a remarkable fact that from the 
time that Orlando Tompkins first became connected with 
the management of the Boston Theatre in 1864 until Eugene 
Tompkins retired in 1901, every season was profitable, and 
most seasons extremely so. The name and fame of the Boston 
Theatre are known throughout the length and breadth of the 
American continent and among all the high-class managers 
and impresarios of Europe. May its lustre never be less. 




Aliarhi and Mazuz, S67. 

Abbott, Mrs., 61. 63. 

Abbott. Stanton. 417. 

Ahrcro. Raphael. 107. 

Abell. Edith. 153. 343. 

** Abraham Lincoln** (lecture by Ingeraoll). 

"Abraham Lancoln** (lecture by Watteraon). 

Abnii^nedo. Signor, 103. 
Academy of Music, Baltimore, 70. 
Academy hi Music. Boston. 70. 07. 06. 
Academy of Music. Brooklyn. 70. 
Academy of Music, New York. 4«. 70. 357. 

381. 307. 480. 483. 
Academy of Music. Philadelphia, 70. 
Ackler. Gertnide. 403. 
Acme Four. 376. 

".\cros8 the Continent.** 185. 103. 
-Across the Potomac." 306. 
.\ctors* Fund Benefit, 301. 318, 392, 346. 355. 

384. 414. 471. 
• Actresses** (lecture). «08. 
"Actress of Padua, The.** 67. 
Adamowski. Timothy. 436. 443. 
Adams. Charles Francis. 70. 
Adams. Charles R.. €46. i5«. ^1. 3^. 345. 
Adams. Curtis. «64. 
Adams. Edwin. 71. 7-^. 73. 75. 77. 15«. 195. 

Adams, Mrs. Edwin. 71. 
Adams. Geoqre H. (Grimaldi). 2^6. 
Adams. J.. 71. 
Adams. Maufie (Maude Adams Kiskadden). 

360. 385. 402. 
Adams, Suzanne, 472. 481. \ 

Addison. Charles. 256. 

Adelaide. La Petite. 466. | 

Adell. Helene. 344. { 

".\dina." 342. ^ 

Adler. Jacob. 375. 470. 

"Adonis.** 341. 
Adriana. Cora, 216. 
Adrienne. Cora, 184. 
•• Adrienne I>ecouvTeur.** 37. 131. 280. 
"Adrienne the Actieas,** 48. 132. See ** Adri- 
enne l^ecouvreur.** 
••Africa." 407. 

"After Dark.*' 140. 150. 151. 888. 
"AfterthoughU.** 384. 
Ager. George B.. Jr.. 346. 
Agnew. Clariaae. 460. 
Agoust. Henry. 128. 

" Aida,** 204. 270. 317. 342. 351. 446, 466. 
Aiken, Frank E.. 100. 272. 276. 
Aim^. Marie. 173, 206. 290. 242. 
Ajax. Mons.. 172. 
Akerstrom. I'lUe. 353. 356. 
Albani, Marie Louise Cecile Eamui Lajeuo' 

ease (Mrs. Ernest Gye), 200. 
Albaugh. John W.. 106. 
Albaugh. Mrs. John W.. 106. 
Albert. Ernest. 407, 477. 
Albert. I'rince. 42. 
Albertina. Mile.. 172. 
Albini. Herbert. 302. 
Aldrich and Parsloe (l..ouis Aldrich and 

Chas. T. Parsloe). 901. 
Aldrich. lx>uis (Seluia Lyon). 120. 123. 128. 

130. 136. 139. 151. 166. 175. 176. 180. 183. 

104. 107. 237. 243. 247. 252. 268. 274. 321. 

350. 400 
"Alexander." 427. 
Alexan<irr. James. 108. 
Alexander, l^ura. 166. 
"Alexander the (;ieal." 62. 63. 
Alexandria. Mile.. 174. 
Alexis. Grand Duke. IRI. 
Alfred and Jackson. 859. 360. 
Alger. Rev. W. R.. 147. 
Alhamhra. liondon. 398, 408. 
Alkn. Bob. 385. 



Allen. Charles I^eslic, 155. 156, 158. 166, 175. 

194, WO, 311, ^13. «U, am, *?L *4^, *23, 

€33, ^7, «50, «54. ^6, ^66, !27i. 876. i77. 
AHen, Mrs. Churle^ Leslie, 166, ^01, Sll, 

«15, ^18. 1*33. ^^. 1*57. 
Allen. Dai-ici K.. 130, 15L 
Alien, i"klward H,. ^S4, «86. t90. 
AHen» George. liS. 
Allon. J. II.. 88. 
Allen. Mrs. J. li. m. 
Allen, Loube {Mrs. Willie Collier), 327. S93. 

434, Ut. 
AUen. Phyllis, 440, 
Allen* \ ioU (Mrs, Peter Duiyea)» 158, 310, 

3*5, 363, 4^7. 
Allen, William (ct>lored dancer). 2d7* 
Allen. Wniiam W„ ^74. 
"All Hallow Ewr 158, 
AUistoQ, Lill^e, 364, 
'*AKo^o Milttaie,*' 6^. 
•-All That Glitter* Is Not Gold.'* 80, 
•'illl the Rage." t74. 
Almonte BraLber^, S08. 230, €31. 
* Almost A IJfe," soil. 
"Alone in Jjondtm;* 344. 355. 
Alpine Quartette, 968. 
Alien heiEn, the proposed, 432. 
Alvare35i Albert Itnymond Gountm, 464, 406, 

Ali?ary, Max. 363, 4i4, 436, 448. 
"AKin Jo4mr 334. 
Amann, Ludwi^. 4i.^. 
'* Anmsis, or tlie Iji^t of the Fhaiuolis," 112. 
AmlifT. Mul>el, 426, 
Atnljerg. H . 'i.^S. 
** Ambition," 178. 
Aiubre, Eniiltf, 269. 
Amelia, Miss, 103, 
American Ojicra Company, 331, 341, 
**ATrjerifTin?> Abroad," 73, 
Ames, Amy, 393. 

Atne5 Mamifatcturing Company. 46, 
Amtidio, Si^nor, 31. 42, 48, 53, 72. 78, 80, 82, 

84, M. m. 
Anvory. W., 68. 
".\mos Clarke," 1!*5, 
Ana^Tcon Club. 234. 

\ Anak (juRgler), 184. 

Andeut and Honorable Artillery Ccanpfti^^ 

Anderson, Miss, 97. 

Andt^rson, Jennie, 122. 

Anderson. Trofessor John Henr^ (TW Wiz- 
ard of the North), 83. 

Anderson. Liaxie (Mrs, Geoi^ F, KeldimB), 
252, 295. 

Anderson. Mary (M-ts, Antonio de N»*^ 
varpo), 246, 253, 256, 265, ff71, 274, 27». 
288, 293. 299. 

Andr^r^uin. Pbibp ."^nf^i^tus, 2! 8, 221, 222. 

'* Andrea Chenier," 4-46. 

" ,\tjdre Fortier, the Hero of tlie Cdafcm3,** 
2(11, 262. 

Andrew!s. Getir;j?e H . 61, 63, 

.\ndrew!i. Wtlliani T., 68. 

"ADdromairjnc/* 37, 

**Andy Blake," 51, 66, 1^ 

Angele, Mile., 268. 

*'Angelo," 37. 

"Angel of Mi<lniffht, Tlie," 164. 

Anglin, Margaret, 447. 

"Annette, the Dancing Girt." $56v 
I Anson, G. W,. 185, 
f Antonocd. SJifnof, 122, 132. 

",\ntony and rieopatra." 170, 

'* Antony and Clpopatra" (linHetta). 230 

"Ajxiebes. The" (lecture J, 340, 

'*Aj>ostate. The," 52, 98, 

Appleby, GeoT|Ec, 353, 

"Arftbiau Night." 274. 

AHmckle, M., 120, 224. 

Arbutkle, Maclyn. 459. 

Arditi, Luigl, 29. 33, 

Ariel the Flying Dancer, 277* 

.Arhjijfton, Brlly, 217. 

Arlinfifton, J, V„ 273. 

"Annadale," 163. 

'*Armand," 52, ,53. 

Anntflroni:, Dale. 341. 

Ann strong. John VV., 250. 257. 20d, 

Armstrong, Sidney, 374. 

Arnold, J. A.. 153, 

Arnold L Siffnor, 42. 

^Vrnott, R., 128, 150 176. Sm Russell CWW 



*' Around New York in Eif^ty Minutes,** 473. 

*' Around the World in Eighty Days," 823. 

-Arrahna Pogue/* Kl. <«1. 

"Art from a Fin-de-Si^le SUmdpobt ** (lec- 
ture). «6. 

Arthur. 97. 

Arthur. President Chester A., «»7. 

Arthur, Joseph, 453. 

Arthur, Julia (Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney), 
439. 442, 409. 

••Art of Maryland, The " (burlesque). 400. 

Ashcroft and Morton, 174. 

Ashley. Minnie (bom Whitehead. Mrs. Wil- 
liam Astor C:hanler). 425. 

Ashmore. Amy. 474. 

*• Asmodeus, or the Little Devil's Share." 196. 

Assoni, Si^or, 53. 

Astley*s Royal Amphitheatre. London, 81. 

-As You Like It." 31. 52. 161. 193, 235, 310. 
311. 354, 405, 433. 

Atherton. Alice. 166. 246. 253. 274. 

Athols, ITie, 371. 

Atkins. George, 144. 190. 

Atkins. Isaiah. 68. 

Atkinson and l)exter*s Company of Juve- 
niles (Charles F. Atkinson and Alven H. 
Dexter), 366. 

Atkinson, Charles Franklin, 227. 318, 321. 

Atkinson, JoNie. 216. 

Atwood, D. J.. 124. 

Auber, Daniel Francois Esprit, 28, 216. 

Auinista S(>hlke*s Hungarian Ballet Troupe, 

Augii**tin Daly*s Company, 274. 

Aujac. Mons., 158. 

-Aunt Charlotte's Maid." 225. 

Aurioi. Mile.. 156. 

AiLHtin and Stone's Museum, 102, 270. 

Austin, Carrie, 197. 

Austin. Charles. 197. 

Aver> . Harriet (Mrs. Fxlgar Strakosch). 343. 

Avogadro, Mme.. 53 

Avon Dramatic Club. 94. 

.\xel. Mons., 32. 

Axel, Mile.. 32. 

"Azael the Prodigal," 212. 
Azzimonti. 408. 

Babcock, D. M., 365, 391, 405, 415. 

** Babes in the Wood" (comedy), 131. 

" Babes in the Wood. The " (Lawrence 
McCarty version). 397, 399, 400, 401. 

"Babes in the Wood, The" (William Gill 
version), 253. 280. 281. 

"Bachelor of Art*. A." 62. 

Bachmann. Max. 425. 426, 427. 

Backus, Charley. 207, 216. 

Backus. Ebeu Young. 254, 255. 257. 275. 276. 
I 277, 283, 286. 294. 296. 300. 304. 306. 314. 
' Bacon. George, 68. 
, BadiaU. Frederico, 29, 31. 

Baer, Louis, 408. 

Bainbridge, Ck>ment, 361. 
j Baker and Farron (Peter Baker and Thomas 
I J. Farron), 334. 
! Baker, Daniel. 450. 
I Baker. Emma Mabella, 415. 

Baker, F. C. 103. 

Baker. Grafton, 460, 461. 

Baker. J. A.. 265. 

Baker. J. H.. 157. 

Baker, lliomas, 408. 

Baldwin. Frank, 412. 

Baldwin, Professor Samuel S.. 238. 

Balfe. Louise (Mrs. Abraham L. Erianger). 
378. 379 

Ball. William T. W., 117. 

Ballani and IVince, 15. 

** Ballet of PofHiiar Airs," 389, 409. 

Balmoral Choir. The, 368. 
I Bambini. Bonni, 1K4. 
I Banda Hossa. 455. 476. 

Bandinann. Daniel E.. KU. 106. 354. 

Bangs. Frank C. 163. 164. 228. 237. 480. 

Banks. Maude. 346 355. 358, 373. 400. 

Banks. (General Nathaniel P., 358. 

Baragli. Uanicri. 132. 

Barattina, Signor. 48. 73. 

Ilaratlini, T.. Signor, 33. 53. 

"BarU« Blruc," 173. 268. 

"Bar»)er of Seville, IV." 30. 84. 87. 133. 
134. 141.311.317.361.456.466.479. 



Barbour, Nellie (Mrs. Miu^ Smith). ^Tt. 

Ban] well. Ju&iuh. 68. 

Barili, Ettore, 7i. 

Barili, NicaK 7t^ 

Barili, SignoT, 44, B% 87, 99, ia«, 145. 

Barker, John, 341. 

Barbw, MJlroti G.. 300, 453. 

Barlow, Wiboa, and Compaoy^s Minstreb* 

Barlaw, Wib(in, and Rankings Mi Datrels, 3iii. 
Banm, Mme.. 456. 
Bamabee, Henry Cby. «64. 37^, 570, 947, 

343. 353. 355, 368, 454, 4<K), 461. 
'*Baniaby Rudge," 16&. 
Barnard,, Geotige M., 68. 
Bam^. Jahn U:. 346, 414. 
Bam«t, R<jbert Ayrea, 346, 374, 450. 
Barney, Master, 157. 
Bamry, J. A., «07. 
'* B&nicy the Baron," M. 
Bamieoal, Alice, ^55. ^7, ?64. 
Barnum. (Teorj^e, 460. 461. 
Bamiim'^ Bfil>y Slu>w, 45. 
Bsrr, Oliver 11., «)H, 3^. 
BfirrzL Truu|3e, 303. 
Barre, MonA. A.. 180. 
Banrtt. Mtss, 15. 
Barrett. Mi^^ E.. 15. 
Barrett, GeorRt, 360. 
Banetl. I, L., 06. 
Barrett, LawT^nce, R*?, 133. 5207, 314, m^, 

27*, Sm. 319. 341, 345, 350 355, 'Mi. 370. 
B&rrett. L, P„ 8«. Se^ I^wrence Barrett. 
Barrett. VVil^n, 366, 367, 371, 373, 415. 416, 

451, An. 
Barron. Charles, &3, 113, 116, S41, SOO, 301, 

414, 434. 444. 
Barrow, Mr.. 53. 
BaiTow, Mrs. Julia Bt^nnett 15, 30, 36, 40, 

43, 44, 46. 49, 53, 76, 77, 80, 9«, 9^*, »7, 

Barry and Fay (Billy Batty and Uiigb Fay), 

Barrj, Billy, 39!. 
Bari7. E.. 103. 
Barrf, Fanny, 26S. 

Barry, Helen, 360. 

Barry. Thoma-^. 1, 5, 14, 15, 16. 17, IS, «0, 

*e, £7, 34, 35, 36, 3il, 40, 45, 54, 55, 60, 01, 

71, 74, 75, 77, 78, 80, Bt, 83, 88, 89, 91, 1^. 
Barrj', Mrs. niomas, 18, 71, m. 8li, tW. ii, 

06, 194, 501, 511, 513, 51J, tlH, 5^, rf^. 

«56. 533, 537, 541. 543. 557, 565, 566. 583, 

5K4, 5S6, 505, 595, 507, ^m, 3<H, 3IHI, 

311. See Clara Biddies. 
Barrynjore, Mauriet? Herbert (Blyttie), 513^ 

514, 51^ 375, 301, 400, 445, 447, 455. 4fff* 
Bartholomew, s€?enit* artist, 15. 
Bartholotnew, Rev. J G.. 147. 
Bartholomew's E*juine FnnuJox. 315, ¥3$. 
Bartholomevp, W, H , 55T, 531, 580, 
Bartlenian, ThymA«N, 516. 
Bartldt, J. C, 391, 403. 
Bartlf^t, Jo^pbine, 454. 
BartJett, Len, 6S. 
Bartktt, Nomb, 505. 
Bartoletti, MaKina. 537. 
Bartoletti Sisters (Enillia atid lita),390. 
Barton und A^sbley, 476. 
Ba^conilie, Henry L, 118, 15K, 130, 130, 137. 
'Bushful Man, nie,"37 
Bass, Chark^s. 71, 73. 
Baasett, ChaHen, 345, 351, 305. 
Basst^atii, Signonna M.. 390, 
Basta-Ta\*ary, Mme. (see Mafie Tiivary>, 

BatejDan. H. L., 145. 
Bateinan, Kate JriAephine, 81, 153, 151. 
Batetnan. Metory (VUiory Creese, Mr»t 

Wilfred Clarke. Mrs Harry Mesitayer>, 

450, 430, 445. 
Bate^, Mr., 80. 
Bales. C P., 391. 
BAte<4. Edward C., 6. 09. 
Bates, Georije B„ 358. 
Bateft. John D., 68. 
l' Bates, John E., 7 
, Batio, Justine, 450. 
i Batty, Edttard. 510. 
Bauermckter, Loins4\ 350, 40%^ 4St. 
" Bavards, Tbe,'^ 507. 
Baxter, Frank, 353. 
Ba^Wy, Dudley M., fl& 



Baflfy, James C, 68. 

Bayley. John F., eS, 

BeMrh. Mn. H. H. A., 457. 

Beane. Gcoffijc A.. 150, «71. 8S0. 8S1. 

Bcattie. E. W., 103. 

Beaud^ and Lee, 319. 

Beaumont, Annie, HO. 

"Beautiful Esther, The,** 4^7. 

Bebus, M. D., 218, 222, «i3, 233. 

Beck, Joseph, 373. 

Beckett, Harry, 180. 

Beckett, Rose, 314. 

Beckmann (juggler), 206. 

Becks, George. 08. 140. 

-Becky Sharp" (burlesque). 474. 

Bedouin Arabs. 345. 

Beebe. Mary, «47, 264, 272. 

Beecher. Henry Ward, 144. 

Beekman, Karoline. 340. 

-Beggars Opera, The,*' 28, 31. 

Behne, Mile.. 465. 

Behrens, C:onrad, 373. 414, 424. 436, 442. 

Behrpns. Herr, 260. 

-Belisario,*' 152. 

Bella. Antonietta, 314. 

Bell. Arthur A., 281. 

Bell. Clara (Clara Bell Flagg, Mrs. Mark M. 

Price). 255. 257, 266, 260. 
Bell. Digby Valentine, 353, 354, 365, 460, 

Belle, Clara (Mrs. Charles Jerome), 407. 
"Belle Lamar.*' 212 
-Belle of Bohemia, The." 479. 
"Belle of New York, The." 455. 
" Belles of the Kitchen, The." 186. 196. 230. 
"Belle's Stratagem, The." 809. 
Bellew. Harold Kyrle. 434. 442. 
Bellini. Signor, 82, 105, 114. 122. 
Bellini. Laura. 368. 
Beltows. Henry W., D.D.. 147. 
"Bells, The." 309, 351. 352. 
"BelU of Comeville. The." 279. 281. 290. 
Belmore, Alice (Mrs. H. Cooper Cliffe). 430 
Belroore, George. 221. 232 
Belosore, Lillie. 366. 
"Belphegor the Mountebank." 415. 
Beltoo, Fmleric, 35, 39, 44. 53 

Belton. Mrs. Frederic, 36. 44 

Benan. Bennett, 385. 

" Ben Bolt " (song). 426. 

Benedetti. Carlo. 208. 

Benedick, Mons.. 153. 

Benedict. Lew. 219. 284. 443. 

-Ben My Chree." 366. 367. 372. 415. 422. 

Bennett. Alice. 210. 

Bennett, Frank. 265. 

Bennett. James. 15. 24. 28, 30. 43. 71. 172 

Bennett. Julia. 15. See Mrs. Barrow. 

Bennett, Venie. 281. See Lavinia Hogan 

Bensaude. Signor. 466. 479. 

Benson. K.. 271. 

Benton. L. C. 346. 374 

Benzing. Jacob. 373. 

Beresford. Arthur. 436. 

Berger Family. 224. 226. 241. 

Berger. Fred. 224. 

Bergman. Henry. 472. 

Bergmann, Carl. 51. 

Berlein. Annie Mack. 410. 

Bernard. Adolph. 402. 

Bernard. Carl. 170. 

Bernard. Caroline Richings, 153. 170. See 

Caroline Richings. 
Bernard. Dick. 479. 
Bernard, herre. 122. 141. 153. 
Bernard. Sam. 479. 
Bernards. 476. 
Bernhardt. Sarah (Rosina Sarah Bernhardt. 

Mme. Damala), 280. 482. 
Ik>rolde. Judith. 394. 
Berr>'. John K. 391. 
Bertha. Mile. (Mrs. John WiM). 174. 
Berthald. Barron. 424. 425. 436. 442. 
Bertoldi. Kna. 391. 
Bertolo. Mile.. 403. 
"Bertram." 52. 
Bertram. Helen (Mrs. Edward J. Henley). 

\ Bertrand, A.. 398. 408. 
Rertucra-MarelKek. 31. 48. 
Besant ami Kiop (Walter Besant and James 

Ricv), 447. 
Be.«*erti. Mile.. ifM 
"BeUy Baker" (farre). 188. 



"Betty Martin/' 36. 
B*^vrH>\ Maude, 333. 
JteWgnflni. Siguor, 479 

Bkndtidri, Alfredo, 3f«K 

Biddle!^, Adelaide IMrs. diaries Calvert), 

15, «4, i9. 30. a. 
BiddJe». Clai^. Id, W, 3^. 40, 44. Bee lira. 

Thomas Barry. 
Bicldle*^ iauuU\ IB. 
Biddten. J.. 15, U, 100, IHS. 
BiddN. Mrs. J,, 15* KMJ. 103. 
Bidwell, DolUe, 164. 
BidweJI, George, 3R4. 
Higefow Brothers and Kennard, 6B. 
Bigebw, Chark-s A., 36(>. 47^, 
Big Four (Lc5iter, AlJeu. SmitU, and Wal- 

dron), «S9. 
Big Pour (Siiiitb, Wuldrxku, Cruttin, and 

Martin), 301. 
Big Four (W. H, Smitli, Dhu Waldron, 

Master Martin, und Tom ilui«y), 354. 
Big Specialty ComiNiriy, "i^* 
Bijou Tltcatre, 71. 
"Billee Taylor " 281, 'iM, 459. 
"Billee Taylor* Hornpt(% ^«. 
"Billjard^," 169. 
Bitlings, WtlUftm O., 68 
Bitnboni, On^'it^, 456. 
Bitidky, Baljy, 2t9. 
Bingham, Amelia (Mrs. Lloyd Bmgliain), 

" Btrtechtno di Parigi," B%. 
Binglmm. Thomiui, l€H. 130. 
Birt^h, BiHy, ^07, 310, 
Bishop. Mr., 67. 
Bishofj, Mme. Anna, 100 
Bishop, C. B. a^a. 
Bispbatii. David Scull, 456. 468. 
Blnrk. 1*^-1 k 3n7. 
** Bhif'k Crook, The," 183, 333, 341, 387, 400, 

407, 435. 
"Blark Domino, The.^* 16L 
"Bbtk EyiNJ Susan." 3», 93, 94, 112, 195, 

"BUek Hussar, The," 338- 
Rlark Patli. The (Sissierelta Jones). 400. 

Bkckbtim, Viviati, 47i, 
** Blade o' Grsiss/' 319. 
Blair, Cliarlotte (Mr^ Harry I>od Parker^, 

355, 357, 364. 
Blake, J. G. & Co., 15. 
Blake. William Hufus, 100. 
Blanclmrd, Edward, 6S. 
Blanehard, Gertie, 366. 
Blanchard, Kiltie (Mr^i. Arthur MrK>** 

lUnkmK 105, 347. t5^. 
Blanche Roosevelt English Opera Company* 

Blancke, Anni^ H. (Mr^. Jam^ Nnll), $SSk 
Bland, James, 367 
Blande. K. K., 407. 
Blaney, Harry Clay, 391, 
'^BUuiphemy" (letlure), 31ft. 
"Blenk House/' 334, 389. 
Blf^^ing, Chri.^tue, 364 
Blind Toin, 466 
Blinn. Hotbniok, 403. 
Bloek^m and Burns> 411, 
Btoudin (Emile Gravdet), 33. 
BloodgoiKl, Harry (Carlo Mauran^, 1^, 1<ll« 

336, 333, 335, 338, 340, 31 B, 330. 
Blix>m, I>ew, 301. 
"Biol in the •Sfutch«)n, A," 319. 
Biouet, PunU 371. See Max 0*l«*ll, 
" Blue Beaiti," ISO, 346, ^SB. 
"Bliiebelle," 51,66, 
"Blue Devils," 73 
**Bhimele," 437. 
Iii]jardman, Bt*njamin G,, 08, 
Boardtnim, \V jlliani H., 68, 
*' Bolibing Around" (sc^ng), 37. 
"Bob Nettles" ("To Parents nnd Gu*i4- 

ians'"], 50, 66, 
"Boecaeeio,* 373, 381, 
Boetti. Al)e.^sHndn>, 153, 156. 
B<^ut, May, 316. 
Boffle, James. 94. 
Biiheff Bnitfi^r^ 367. 
"i*ohennsn Girl, The," 3K 31, 141, 170, ««I, 

3KI, 39(1, 337, 353. 355. 3.59, 363, 308, lOi 
Boiirer, T., 353. 

Bois-Hft Brothers, Five, 383. 384. 
Boito, Arriso* 378, 




Boldy. Albert. 134. 

BoU». George. 211. ^215. nSt. 223. 226, 283. 

Bonaplata-Bau. Mme.. 446. 

Bond, Frederic. 476. 

Bonehill. BeMie. 456. 

Bonfanti. Marie, 277. 

Boni, Signorita, 203. 

Boniface, George C, Sr., 67, 03, 334, 347. 

Boniface. Mrs. Geoq^ C, Sr., 144. 

Boniface. George C.» Jr., 233, 482. 

Boniface, Stella (Mn. Henry A. Weaver. 

Jr.), 237. 
Bonnard, Mons.. 465. 466. 
Bonner. Marjorie, 358. 
Bonney, H. E., 264. 
Boote, Rosie. 455. 
Booth. Agnes (Mrs. J. B. Booth, Mrs. John 

B. SchoefTel), 229, 237, 242, 355. 384. 
Booth and Barrett (Edwin Booth and Law- 
rence Barrett), 350. 361, 379. 
Booth. Asia (Mrs. John S. Clarke). 131. 
Booth. C:harles, 230. 
Booth. Edwin Thomas, 52. 61. 64. 67. 72. 97. 

104. 111. 114. 115. 116. 127. 130. 131. 134. 

149. 151. 160. 161. 180. 201. 214. 251. 332. 

333. 340, 350, 355. 370. 
Booth. Mrs. J. B. (Agnes Perry. Agnes 

Booth). 136. 139. 144. 155. 166. 169. 171. 

174, 175. 180, 185. 196. 
Booth. John Wilkes, 114. 397. 
Booth, Junius Brutus, Jr.. Ill, 127, 136, 138. 

151. 161. 174. 175, 185, 200. 239. 278. 
Booth, Junius Brutus. 3d, 478. 
Borchard. Mme.. 96. 
"Bom to Good Luck.'' 36, 141. 
Borrani. Mr.. 28. 
Bosi.nio. Signora. 122. 
Boiiley. May. 403. 
Botisi. Kmestina. 277. 
Boston AthkHic Association. 402. 
BoHton Cadet Band. 278. 
Boston Chorus Club. 186. 
Boston Gaslight Company. 7. 
Bostonians. The. 327. 355. 368. 414. 422, 453. 

463. 471. 478. 
Boston Ideal Opera Company. 265. 268. 273. 

279. 281, 327. 339. 342. 353. 360, 361. 

Boston Light Infantry (The Tigers), 75. 
Boston Museum, 45. 175. 271. 
Boston Museum Company. 319, 378. 
Boston Opera Company, 282. 
Boston Oratorio Society, 343. 365. 
Boston Philharmonic Club. 230. 
Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, 381. 
Boston Press Club Benefit. 341. 349. 360. 

369. 393. 402. 438. 
** Boston Stage. A Record of the.** 1. 
Boston Symiihony Orchestra. 343. 354. 369. 

434. 436. 442. 
Boston Theatre Company, 7. 
Boston Theatre on Federal Street, 6. 
Boston Theatre. Proprietors of the, 68. 
Boston llieatre Vaudeville Company, 411. 
Boswell. Gertie, 358. 
BoucicBult. Aubrey 434, 442. 478. 
Boucicault. Dkm (originally spelled Bourri- 

cault). 19. 50. 64. 66. 148, 149. 160. 179. 

212. 214. 234. 261. 343. 349. 350 
Boucicault. Louise Thomdike (Mrs. Dkm 

Boucicault). 474. 
Boudoures(|ue Mods.. 456. 466. 
*' Boulogne.** 268. 

Bourcicmult. Dion (<«ee Boucicault). 50. 
Bovet. Mons.. 389. 

Bowdoin S(|uarr Theatre. 271. 345. 468. 
Bowen. Rev. Charts G.. 147. 
Bowen. J.. 218. 
Bowers. Mrs. D. P.. 101. 113 116. 132. 151. 

155. 168. 229. 255. 333. 
Bowers. (Jeorge Vining. 205. 
Bowers. May. 255. 
"Bower>. The* (song). 399. 409 
Bo\»'er>- Theatre. 92 
Bowler. Annie Kemp, 144. 
Bowler. Bmokhouse. 83, 170. 
**Box an<l Cox.** 77. 
Boyle. George K.. 264. 
Boylston Museum. 411. 
Boynton K^lmund. 68. 
Bnialz BrotlH-rs 384. 391. 
Brabntok. Marie. 222. 
BnickHt. KIkn. 447. 448. 
Braiktn. II. L.. 264. 
Bradford. Charies F.. 68. 



Bradford. Jo^plt B.. IBO. 
Bradk-c, Frederic [|,, 015. 
BmdJce, J. Tisdale, d8. 
Bradlee. NaUioaiel J., m. 
Bradley, Janif^s, 11^8, *ilU. 
Brady, WilHani A., SftH. 1*9, I??. 
Brtthujiif John J., ^"i^. 
Brnham atid Scfjtdafi\ (John J. Braham And 
Jaiues C\ Sefiiilan) Miumtiire Oj^em Com- 

Brahiim. Duve, 174, lOB, ^lU 

BniihAnj, Leouoru, ^711. 

Brahaiiis (Ilurr}' ainl Lts^Kie), ^SO 

Bnmd, John E., ^^, a5^. 

Brandt, MAriaime, n*iil 

''Bnt^ Monkey. Hie/' 371, SS*. 

Bi^y, Vir(imi«» ^l. 

"Bt^^rh of pTOmfsc. The/' 7«, 

Uroedaa, Arnold, •i8L 

Breese, Edmund, 477, 

BrtMuu, Mane, 4^4, 468. 

Brent. Ev», 164. 

Breucr, Herr, 450. 

BrevaL Ludenne, 481. 

Bpewt*r, Ciardncr. <l, 7, C^. 

Brewer, Maude, 4S(J, 

Bf\'Vk^ter, E]*Jen sit. 

*' Brian Bom/' 447. 

"Briiin Boroihme/* J33, 

"Briitii CrLinn," S7 

Britkell. MniKuerite. «64. 

Briekwood, Cimrky (BrickeU^ 471. 

"Bridid, Thr/' til. 

"BridalTrap, Tlie/ 335. 

*rBride Elerl. The/' ^i5S, 4ffr. 

Bridewell , t'arne, 470. 

Bridie, Charles H.. 352. 

"Bridge of Siffhs, The*^ (poem), I&4, 207. 

Bn|;j{s, Rev. ttefinpe W.j 140. 

Bnjrnoli, IVM^Uttlino, 31, 4^, 48, m, 7^3, 73, 

78, 7S*, 87,4HKi)3, IMS, 08, 106, 1^3. 134, 14), 

140, 159, 180, i£5, 457. 
Brilliunt, PahL 3^, 49. 04, 78. 
Brimmer. M^irtiu^ 08. 
Brint% ],*m E , 343, 365, 4tl5, 406, 415. 
Briti?i|j CiuArtis Buod, 469. 
Brf.>;idwiiy Theatre, New York. 15. 

BrcM.>olmi, Signm: (John Clark), iSI. 3IK34& 

Broderic'k, George H., 351. 

Bmderick, William, 403. 

Brodie, Steve, 419. 

"Broken Sword, The,'' 107. 

*' Broker of Bogota The/* 98. 

'*Bron£e Horse, The" (s|»eolHde)» &I 

Brooke, Mr., 15, 
. Brooke, GuiitAvua Va^ghHn, lUtL 
I Brooke's Chica^ Mariiir Band, 45U, 463 
I BrtKiklyn Theatre, «36. 

Bnx>ks. Jof^ph, 427. 
I BrtK>Ls. IVler C, 68. 
I " Brother Sam/' ^J4. 
' Bniuirh. Willinm, 49. 

Brou^djum John, I3i3, ^eoi. 
I Brown, Aleit., i(j7. 

Brown, Aimte L., 89, \H, 

Brown, E, 1*., 484, 31>1, SO*, 304, fl!^, 314, 

Broftn, llarryp 4J4r 

Brown, Mi-Ls H. A., 464. 

Brown, Nella F„ 243. 

Brown, pRife^sor. «I8, *no. 

Brown '^ Brigade Band, HJ?, ^m 

Brown, Mr?t. Stniley, tCM} 

Brown Veloei(n»dt* Troupe, 808. 

Brown Walter, 164. 

Browne. Master, 151, 155 

Browne, J 11., 97, I!8, 136, 151. 

Browne, Mr*. J. H., i*). 1^, ti£8. 137. 151, 

Browne, Tom, 4^. 

Brune* Minnie TjtteB, 478. 

"Bruuhilde," «39. 

Bnino. Chri?i, 473. 

" Brutus or the Fall of Tarquin/' ^, 5*, 13U, 
€59, €88, 

Brjant, Harrj', IS8. 

Bryer, John, 180. 

Buckley, Bilty, 344. 

Buekley, Edward J., «33, «*4, 1^17. t47* *3a. 
i04(, 269, 350. 

Buckley, Frank M., 857, 41ft. 

Buckley, G. Swaioe, 157, 177, 188. 

Buckley, John Joseph, 357. 

Buckley, May, 384. 

Buckley's Senenadets, M*, 177. ^^ 



Budworth. James H., 133. 196. «]0. 

Buffalo Bill (William F. Cody), 105. 9M. 

Biifrum. CharleH T.. 346. 391. 

Buinlay family. 1^8. 

Buli^r. llaiT)'. -Wl. 

**Bull in a China Shop. A." 182. 

Bull. Ole. i35. <41. 

Biillartl. Stephen II.. 68. 

Bullock. B.. iS8. 

••Bunch of Berries. A." «30. 

Bunth and Hudd. 109. 434. 443. 

Bunth. IIu^ (Charley Sutton). 102. 

Buntline. Ned (E. Z. C. Judson). 105. 

BurKank. Miss. 71. 

Burheck. Frank M.. 284. 314. 471. 

BurrhmoTp. J.. 264. 

BurscHs. Cool. 108. 210. 

BuryccM. Emma. 284. 

BurKcss. J. K.. 264. 

Bur;^H. Neil. 226. 288. 301. 303. 401. 437. 

^2. 476. 
Burk. Major. 376. 
Burke and Andrews. 456. 
Burke. John T.. 477. 
Burke. Father Tom. 102. 
Burkhart. Lillian (Mrs. Charles Dickson). 

••Burmah." 420. 432. 
Biunand. Francis Cowley, 267. 
Burnett. John G.. 08. 
Burnett. J. P.. 186. 188. 
Bums. Mrs. Nellie (Mrs. E. M. I^lie. Mrs. 

'Hiomas II. Bunw). 257. 
Burns. Tlionia.H 11. 118. 121. 252. 
Burri<l«e. Walter. 407. 
Biim>u((h.H. Mrs., 71. 
Burrcmghs. William F., 128. 180, 136. 
Bumms, James, 237. 
Burt, Uura (Mrs. IIenr>- B. Stanford), 451. 

Burton. Carrie. 282. 314. 
Burton. E.. 103. 

Burton- Ix>wande-WiUon Troupe. 476. 
Burton's DofT*. 345. 
Burton's Theatre. New York. 15. 
Burton. Walter. 311. 
Burton. William Evan.s. 72. 76. 

Borville. Alice, 246. 

Busley. Jessie. 451 

Bush. Frank. 303. 468. 

-Busybody. Tlie." 62. 

Butler and Gilmore*s Theatre Comique 
Com|Miny. 174. 

Butler. General B F.. 240. 

Butler. Charles W.. 100. 

Butler. Etta, 473, 474. 

Butler, Fanny Kemble. 71. 

Butler, R. W.. 158. 107. 108. 

Byrne Brothers. 410. 420. 443. 463. 

Byron. Miss A., 122. 137. 

Byron, Edwin, the Boy Tragedian (Nathan- 
iel VsLgc), 221. 

Byron, Oli\Tr I>oud, 185, 103, 352. 360. 

•• By the Sad Sea Waves,** 465. 

••Cabinet, The.** 30. 

Calx)t. E. (*.. 7, 15. 

Caliot, J. E.. 7. 15. 

Cadet Zouaves. 83. 

Cahill. W. B.. 166. 

Caine. (Georgia, 451. 466. 

Caine, Thomas Henr>' Hall, 366. 

Caldwell. Meta, 450. 

Cakf. (Jertrude, 264. 

Calef, Lillie. ««. 302. 

California Quartette (Welling Brothers and 

Frpeth), 107. 
Callan, Ilak'v an<l ( allan, 302. 
••CalkHl Perfect at Ten.** 461. 
CMllender*s CJeorjfia MinstrrU. 'id'i. 
C^il lender*^ (i<*or)na Singeni. 226. 
Calnan. J.. 308. 

Calve. Emma (|{<M|iier). 440, 472. 
Camertm. .Vjn**'**. 92. 
Cameron. E<lwanl. 330, 331. 
Cameron. Vic*t«)ria. 284. 
**( amilk*. * 48. 52. 64. 00, 101, 165. 241, 280. 

438. 488. 482. 
••( anuile. t>r the Cracked Heart.** 160. 104. 
Camiwnan. (nuseppe. 368, 403. 456. 468, 

472, 481. 
Campanari. I^eandro, 346. 
Camiianini. Italo. 204. 258. 259. 289, 278. 

288. 8<W. .S61. 860. 



[OtaipbelK Bartkv, 139, 268, 370, 37^, ^m. 
CAiu|:*t«*l! CoJiied^' (.'ofnpany, S45, 
Cftmpliell Helen Dudley, 353, 389, 
C4iiiipljplt J. C, f73. 
CfirnpljelU iA. C. (Sherwood Campbell 

Cohan). I4h 153, 1^1, 165, 170, im. 
Caiididuii, Wilikai, SM, :Ui. 
C&nadd, Eugene, 371), 413, Ut. 
C&niAna^ PauUne, l<r7, £4U. 
Cantor, Liacheh ^lll, 
Capou), Joseph Victor ^Vmadee, ISO, 183, 

i04, ^08, 309. 
Cappiatii. Luisa, £35. 
"C^aptoin Charlotte,** 1«8. 
"Captain Kydd," 173. 
"Captam of Ihe Walch, The," 0«, 13^, 183, 

Carbone, Sijsrnar, 409. 
Caitlinalli, Sigiior, 317, 
Carl llfrnuann's Ortgtflal TbaEia Comic 

Opera Company, 30^* 
Carland, ,4ndy, 157. 
Carie, AlitT. «tt5. 
Carle, Ella CHffurd (Mrs. Ricbaid Carl^), 

Carle, Kit hard (real tiame CaHeton), 394, 
('arle-Camiinelli Truufie, 360. 
Carlos, Frank, Bee Frank Carlos Griffith. 
C«rlos, King, 4i, 
Carlton. William T. (also spelled Carletoti), 

«05, ^0, 346, 247, «57, 4t»3 
Carlyle, Fnmtis, 460, 461, 
"C^nen," ^H S^6. 353, 359, 361, 389, 404, 

448, 457, 466. 
"Carmen" (burlea*iu^K 276. 
Carnien Sisters, 476, 
t armenritji, ,302, 4m, 411, 
Carnry Ilaspital BeTi^t, 464, 
"Carij Nome del Mio Cor'* (etong), 78, 
Caroti family, 197. 
CuTtj/xi, FeliciU. 314. 342. 
CariiK/i-ZiirThi, Mme„ III, 1211. 
Carr. Mary, HHI, 128. 
Carreno, fvTvsa, 234, i87. 300, See Tefesa 

Carreno Saitrt^l. 
Camtll, Mr.> m. 
Carroll, J em tie, 174. 

Carnjll, J. W., 174. 

Carrull, Richard F., 469. 

Carrull, Richard M,. HI. 

Carroll, II, M. and Son>,, 105, tlO, 

Carson, Murray, 366. 

Carte, 11. D'Oytey, 3«5. 

Carter, Miss, 175, 

Carter, BiHy, 210. 

Carter, tt. Pe^ion, 405, 

Cartlaiid, Mr., m. 

Cary, Annie hmmt, 180, t&4, «52. 261. 2ti9. 

Cary, Mary, 237. 452. 

Casey, Maiiter Dunderbefg (Fnoik Caa^)* 

Casey, J., 250. 

Casino, New York, 392, 455, 464. 

Cajdfelk J-. ^2' 

Caa&idy. A., 238, 

"Caste/* 140,237. 

Caiitte Sf|aare Opera Comiwiny, 438, 430. 

Castle St|uare Theatre, 241, 42*. 

Castle, William, 141, 153. 161, 170, ISt, WK 
I * C^al and the Cbemb, The/' 456, 
I ' Gitaract of tlie Ganges. The,** 74, 75. M- 
I 92, 194 

i Cathedral Sanctnai?^ Choir, 457, 
I Cathulie Ttrtal Ab^tinenoe Societie*, ^Sf, 
i Cavall&xzt« Malvioa (Mi^. Cfaarle:* Ikfapl^ 
son). 288. 

'*Cavallena Rusttcaua" (drama), S94, iSfk 

"Cavalleria Rusticana'* (opera), 38», 401 
459, 466. 

"tftvalb d'Oro,** 62. 

Cawthorn, Jo>epli^ 468, 

Cay van, Geonjia, 264, 265, 27f, 

Cazepeuve, le Comnaandeur, 244, 

Celeste, Marie 459. 

CelhVr, Alfred, 278. 

Cercsa, Sij^or, 44, 48. 

Chainey, Rev. George L, 14#, 

Chalia, Mme., 446. 

Chamberlin. Ella, ^2, 

Chamtjf^rlin, John, 102. 

'* Chameleon, The," 51. 

Chandler, TfaoniiL^ 103. 



Chandler, Secretary William E.. «97. 
Chanfrau, FrantnHS., \6i. 163. 100. 191,201, 

^U, 410. <34, <45, 268. 276, 284, 205, 305, 

Chanfrau, Mm. Francis S. (Henrietta Chan- 

frmnh lOA. ll^, 2»l. 
niaitfmtu lldiry Trenchard. 314. 921. 338. 

5441. 3ta. 
Chanler. William Astor, 425. 
Chapin, Rev. E. H., 147. 
Chaplin. P.. 82. 
Chaplin. G. 1). 77. 
Chapman. Ella. 246. 
Chapman, Mnt. Harry, 100. 
Chapman, Kev. J. A. H.. 147. 
Chapman. Thomas. 231. 
Chapprlle. KcMe. 282. 
"Charles I." 309. 
Charles U, 21. 

Chariestown SUte Prison, 180. 
-Charley's Aunt,*' 406. 
Charmion, 459. 
Charrat. Frank, 356. 
Chase, (^aleb. 48. 

Chase. Emma. 284. See Emma Wyman. 
Chase*. Florence, 260. 
Chase. Harry E.. 244. 250, 254. 257. 266, 275, 

277, 283, 286, 294, 296, 298. 301. 304. 311, 

314. 338. 
Chase, 'IVodore, 68. 
Cliase. VililU (Mrs. A. D. Richard.<«oii). 255. 

Chatterson, John H. (Signor Penigini), 170. 

' ^. imiiT ikMb >k'f» 415, 416. 

••ajw^knmte*,*' 188. 

Cheism Hms9 lUnd. 231. 

ChriHTv. O. II. 82. 

Cheney. Iknijaniin P.. 68. 

Cherini. Mile.. 32. 

**Clierr>- Pickers. The." 453. 

CherulMiii, Siffiior, 326. 

Ch«ter, .\nnie. 134 

Cliesler. Eujfene. 420. 

Chester Sisters (Flora and Clara). 376. 

"Cliestnut*' (slanfl:). 107. 

Chestnut Street llieatre, Philadelphia, 15. 

Chiarini. Mons., 49. 

Chicago Opera House Company, 358. 

"Chicken Hazard." 149. 

Child. Addison. 16. 

"Child i.f the lti-|fii*irtit. The." 219. 231. 

"Child Stealer 1 he 161. 

Childs. Sid, 237. 414. 

Chilvers. Hugh. 482. 

"Chimea of Normandy. The," 279, 360. 

"Chimney Comer, The." 235, 241. 
"Chinese Question, The." 252. 
Chipman. A. Z.. 254. 256. 266. 
Chiquita. the midget. 446. 450. 
Choynski. Joe. 415. 416. 
'* Chrblniing. 'Hit* (song), 253, 293. 
**f*Ti-i * - Jc4iTi-*1*tfi*%" 195. 
Christy, Miss, 36. 
C. H. Smiths Double "Uocfe Tom's 

Cabin" Company, 293. 
"Chums," 237. 

*^ indinlk/' ?*1 141, 142 469. 
Cinquevalli. Paul. 360. 884. 
CinciuevalU Troupe. 360. 
I'iijc-ciK Mnn-., 29. 
I If, Hi. II M, 

"Civil Death" ("Ia Morte Civile"). 202. 
Clair, Cm>rge. 111. 118. 174. 
CUire. AtUlie. 356. 361. 459. 
Clapfi. William W.. Jr., 1. 2, 48. 
Clare. Henry, 407. 
Clarges, Vemer. 464. 
(lark. Alexamk-r. 450. 473. 
Clark. Charies H.. 271. 
Clark, (;. Hob. 403. 
dark. Hilda. 478 
CUrk, Drum-Major James F.. 343. 
Clark. Jenny. 253. 
dark. John. 68. 
Clark. Payne, 403. 404. 
Clark W. H.. 327. 343. 353. 361. 403, 40*. 

CUrke. Annie. 77. 243, 340, 341, 391, 402, 

434. 442. 
Clarke. Eugene. 205. 216. 284. 
(larke. <;«»rge 11. 111. 150. 
Clarke. Kev. Jantes Frveman, 147. 
CUrke. John Sleefier. 111. 127. 131. 



Ckrke, John Stuail. iei2, im, I7fi, ^i6, ^5%, 

^&4, ^8. 304, 333. 
Clarke. Hijssell (J. D. Ilussell, J. R. Dutton, 

R. AnwtU Riia3cll Girwd), 118, Iffi, 130, 

151, 17a 
**Cbudinri," S66, 415. 
Claas, Joseph « 348. 
Clay. FrxHJeric, 273. 
Ctaytob, Frank, 373, 
Clayton, GilbeH, 41f. 
Claxtoii, Kate (bom Cone* Mrs, Dor^ Lyoo, 

Mfs. Charlts A. SteveniWij). **3i *^^ «^» 

374, 414, 458, 44ii, 
Cleary, Mena, 34H. 
Cbaveland, B^ai*-, 39*. 
ClenjtDt, Laum. 403. 
"■Clt^>patm/' 413, tm 
"Cleric-al Emor, A/' :i«7. 
Qeveland-Iiavi^rly MiiiHtreLi, 444> 
Cleveland's Minatitfts. 396. 419, 434, 443. 
CUffe, H. Cot»per, 3(«l, 4^9, 
Clifford, Fiarenee, ^33, 
Clifford, T. E.. 436. 
Clifton, Eva, 305, 314. 
Cline, Mui^ie, 401, 476. 
Cline. X S., 8L 
Clinetoj> Sislers, 174, 
CluUou. Edith, .^^4a 
Clipjier Qiiartetk' (Geori^ Gale, Geotge F. 

Campbell* F. S. \\'iu*d, and F. A. Howard), 


Clipper QuuHHle (F. S. Waid, AL C. Hart, 
Rot>ert Mclntyre, and Geof^ge F. Camp^ 
bell), 334, 345. 


Clyer, Susie, 1^, 137. 144. 

C<x4irati, W. Bourke, 455. 

CodniiJti, MttTtfm P,, 68. 

Cody. Wfllmni F. See Buffalo Bill, 

Coe, Lsa belle {Mrs, Frank McKei^), ?71 , 41*. 

Coes, Gei>q2e H., 174, \97, ^3B, 300, 3a5. 

Coffin. C Uayilen. 463. 

Coffhlan, Ht*?ie (Mrs. Chtiloti Fklgerly, Mrs. 
John T. Sullivan), 346, 451, 463. 

Coifswell. \V. J., 1+0, 

Cohan, Georgie (Geof^ M. Coimn), 384. 

Coben, SalUe* 411. 

Colby, Herbert M., 3fit, 

Colwn. Ellen, 134, 

Colenjiio arid Dwjer, t4Q* 

Colemun, John A.^ 39 1. 

Coleman, John J., i*^, 

Coletti, Signor, 48, 53. 73, 163. 

"CxjIWn Bavm, Tht*," IIU, 133, « 13. 4^ 

Collier, Mr., 67. 

Collier, Edmund, ^S«, 

Cdlier. James W., 9H. 

Collier, Willie, 3£7. 393, 415, 431, Mi. 450, 

mi 461. 

Collitiss W, ir, 118. 14f, 158. 

Collins, Charles M., S60, 

Collins, llarvey, 201. 

CoUins, Ixjtlie (Mr^. S P. C^ioacy), 3$?- 

Collins, Hon. Patrick A., 3ia 

Colliu!^, Sum, 450. 

Collins, Wilkie, 168. 

C^ollin^, William. 51. 

i oUyer, Dan, 387. 

t^allyer, Rev. Rolicrt, 14flv «»• 

Colonel Coveney*s C^adebk ^t. 

"Colonel Seller^, ' ^34, *47, 

"Colooiy Girl, The," «W. 

Colonial Ttieatit;, «71. 

Colored C4itlK»li(^, 364, 574, 395. 

"Colour Sergeant, The,** 307 

Cobon, Pauline, 7*. 78. 7», **<>. 8^5. 

"CAjlumhia" (The Lambs* NatiooAl Af^ 

them), 461, 
"Columbus** (burlesr|ue), 13i, 
Colnnibuii Day, 3S*7. 
Colville Folly Company, 453. 
"Comanches. The," 194. «70. 
"Cbniedy and Tragedy,** 3^3. 
"Comedy of Error*, The," *i«. 
Comer. ThomtiA, 15, IS, 35. 77, M, 9§. 
Company D, Fifth Regiment fd InfftntfJ, 

Comtwty G, Ninth Battalbn, fi4L 
Conifjany II, Firj^t Baltiti<tnof Infantry^fll. 
Com-stoek, .He\ander, 474. 
Conile-Bochard, Mme., 90, 
"Ciindemned to lV»lh/* 338, 
Conly, Cieof^^ A., tHK «5*. 
**Co^ie Soagah« The,'* I6«, fit. 



Connor. John H.. 175. 183. H%. 

Conor. Ilarn- (John H. O'Connor), 416, 450, 

Con<|uest, GeorKe. 2W. 357. 
Conned, Ileinrich. 302. 
Conron, Marie, 302. 
Ccmroy and I)em|Mey (John H. CoDioy and 

James L. I)em|i«ey), 334. 
Conroy and Fox. 367, 383. 
•'Conscience.'* «35. 
ConsUntine, W. J., 334. 
Continental Guards of New Orleans, 308. 
ContinenUl Theatre. 136. 183. 
-Convent Life** (lecture). 182. 
Conway, F. B., 174, 
Conway. Mrs. F. B., 150. 154, 174. 
Conway. Mamie. 398. 
Cook. Arthur, 267. 
Cook, Augustus, 437, 477. 
Cook, Aynsiey. 83. 182. 
Cooke, Rom, 302. 330. 331. 
Cooke, R. Pope. See W. C. Pope 
Cooke*s Royal Amphitheatre, 80. 
Cooke. W., 80. 

Cooke. W. Pope. See W. C. Pope. 
••Cool as a Cucumber,*' 62. 
Coolid«p, C, 257. 
Coolidge, John T., 68. 
Cooli<tee, John T., Jr.. 68. 
Cooney. Miss, 225. 229. 
Cooper. Scott, 402. 
Coot<\ Charles, 374. 
"Coppclia Ballet. The.** 342. 
Coquelin, Benoit Constant, 482. 
Co(|uerel. Rev. Athanase. 180. 
Corljett-Fitzsimnion.s Fight, 452. 
Corbett. James J., 388, 400, 411, 451. 
Corden, Juliet (Mrs. Fred E. Pond), 355. 
Conlier, .\ngelina. 98, 99. 
Corelli. Marie, 471. 
Corinne, 301. 

Corinthian Yacht Club 346. 
-C oriolanus,** 251. 325. 
Cormani. Lucia, 305. 
ComalliB, Elena, 277 
C^onazzoni. Cesare, 234. 
Cornelius & Baker, 79. 

••Corsair. The," 49. 

••Corsican Brothers, The,** 73, 74, 132. 241. 

Corteai, AdeUide, 78, 82, »4. 

Coriesi Italian Opera Company, 82. 

••Co«tte,** 256. 

CosU, David. 172. 

CosU. Stelk, 316. 

Cotton. Ben, 217, 402. 

Cotting, Charles U., 68. 

Cotton and Murphy *s Minstrels, 179. 

Cottrelly, Mathilde, 328. 458. 

Couldock, Charles Walter, 86. 194, 333, 334, 

Coulter, Frazer (Philip Frazer Coulter). 284, 

294. 295, 296, 298, 300, 301, 304. 306. 311, 

314. 321. 471. 
••Country Cireus, The,** 394, 401, 402. 
••Country Sport, A.** 416. 
(x)unty Fair Quartette, 392. 
Courtleigh, William, 474. 
Courtney, Biaude, 476. 
Coventry-, Julie, 238. 
Cowell. Anna, 103. See Amia Cruise. 
Cowell, William, 15, 35. 39. U, 61. 
Cowlcs, Eugene, 454, 460. 463, 468, 471. 
Cow|)er. Arehie. 243. 
Cowper. John C, 123. 
Coyne. Jo^ieph. 391. 475. 
Coyne. Phoebe. 482. 


^j^ox. Harry. 185^ J^ ^. ^^ 
"TC'ragg family. 320>"' 
Craig. Robert. 450. 
••Cramond Brig,** 171. 
Crampton, Charlotte. 71. 
Crane. Seth, 238. 
Crane, William H.. 102, 208. 238. 339. 369. 

427, 438, 440. 442. 
Craven. John T., 244, 250, 257. 265, 266. 

2Cft. 275. 277. 283. 286. 293. 294, 295, .iOl. 

304. 311. 314. 
"Creation. The." 80. 
Cremonini. Signor. 479. 481. 
Crrswick. William 172. 183. 
•• Cricket on the llt^arth. The.'* 224, 482. 
Cri[)|is. HcrlK-rt A.. 211. 215. 218, 222. 223. 

23:J. 2:n. 2.S8. 2l:i. 245. 250. 257. 264. 266. 

275. 276. 277. 282. 460, 461. 



"Criqiiiio e la Cotrwrip " IS^. 

Cwuin. Tim. 397, iHt. 

Cmss, Julian, 185. 

Crowley uQd ELder, itd. 

Cn^well, Frank L., ^04. 

"Crown Diamomis/* ^8, 31, 141, 154. 

Cruiise, Anna (Anna Cmi^c CoweU), 07. 

"Crushed Tmg^ian, l^he/* 347. 

"Crystal Siipixr. The." 358, $St. 

Oilias, Isat^lb. fi9. 03, 104. 

Cudftorth, ItfiV. Wiirreti H., 146, SOL 

Ctimmeiis, Ellen, !£0S. 

Cummins, F^lhet, 435. 

CiWiard ^te^msljip Company, 1^. 

Cunnirifi^ham* Mr., 71. 

Ciimiiiigljain, Miuiilif, 3fi^. 

"Cuiv for the Heartache, A," 36, ft3. 

"Cnnous Case. A," 62. 

Curran, Miss E., IS. 

Currti-T, Mrs. B. E., 2G4, 

Currier. Charks H., 304, 306. 

Curtis mid Don. +76, 

Curtis, C^liarl™ F.. 68. 

Curiis, Frttnk, 3fi«. 

Curtis, GetJiTETP William, 160. 

Curtis, M. B., 3ii4. 

Curtis, ThoujA8 B., 68. 

Curtis, W. H., 35, 39, 44, 4ft, 61, 71, 76, 100, 

Cushumn. Asu, 133* 
Cushman, Charlotte, 07, 86. 104, 18i, 191, 

195, ^03. 
Cufshni^n, Major Pauline, 110. 
*' Custom of the Couiilrj, Thv^ 36, 158. 
Cutler, William J., 68, 
"Cymlieline," 455. 
"Cyrnno de Bergpmr," 483. 
"C«ar and Carpenter, The," 51, 200. 

Dalj.3ll Fannie Cowj- fMw, W. R Dsboll), 


Dai>Dii. w, a, rrs. 

Da ( Wtii, IJnda, 4C9. 
Diidrt. SijErriar, 44U, t79. 
Dagniar and EJeCelle^ 3Bt. 

Daitey. Peter F., 410. 

l)ak% Li/jde, tl6. 

Dale MiViiciil, 4^, 468. 

Daly, Arnold, 475 

Duly, Augtistin, 113, ^74, 474. 

I>aly, Bobbie, mi. i3U. 

Daly Brothm, t3<j. 

Daly, Dtm, «36, «56, 37^1, 415, 416, 437, 4 «, 

455, 474, 475, 
Daly, Dutch, 367, 384. 
Daly. Gus D,, 308. 
Daly, H. F., 15. 35. 44, 97. 
l>ii(v, Juliii (xVIrs. Wajtie Olwynt). 88, St. 
Duly, Lizzie DerioiLn, H7IS* 
Dal>, LuQ' (Mrs. "Haji'* WaniK 345. 
Daly. Itlaggie (Mrs. Hi*rf>* Vok«), SIS. 
Daly's ThealPe. New Vf*rK, 304. 
Daly, Master Tofnmie. HM. 
Daly, WilljAjn H., 175, 
Daly. Maiiter Willie (WilliMUi R My). Ift^ 

Dameiiui, ViriTLniA. 317. 

"Darnon and Pythian" ^ 60. 89. i|i0, SOS. 

Damros**h Grand German Oijem, *ft*. iSi^ 

DainroM4i, L«o|xild, 300, 3«0. 

Damrosc'b^ New York Orrheilra, 300. 

DaniRtert'li, WaHcr. 3i(h 373, 4U, 4i3, Itk 
4:^. 4H. 45(^. 466, 48L 

Dann, Hfist% 3K4. 

I>anby. f harles, 373, 468. 

Dandy, Je^s, 473. 

'*Dan^^rous Game, A," 323^ 
! DMngri, Elena, 93. 
i Danforth. C, 204, 

" Danicbdfs, The." «4«. 

Danieb (D. J. Muj^innis.), 1$5. 

DanieU, E. D-, 264, 

Danieb, Frank, 332. 393. 439. 4W, 

"Danite^, The." ^*7, «52. 

Dan vers, W. IL 85. 

Darelee. Mnie. HarirkV". 446. 

Dardijrnae, Mon^., Iii3, 

Dan-. Ada, Un. 

Dti** Brothers (Frank S. and Thoowa). S45, 

Dark. Li££je. 174. 



" DarliiKf Mijfnonettc '• (song). 164. 
D'Arvillc. Cainille (Mrs. Luke Wilson), 406. 

"Das Rheingold/' 364, 448. 
"Daughter of RoUnd. The." «90. 
** Daughter of the Hegiment, I1)e** (opera). 

7«. 14<, 353. 361, 363. 
"Daughter of the Regiment. The" (play). 

Dau^Tay. Ilelene. 178. See Little Neil the 

California Diamond. 
Davenport. Miss. 1^. 
Davenport. A. H. (Dolly), (real name A. 

Davenport Hoyt). 80. 
Davenport. Alice Sbepud (Mn. Harry 

Davenport). ¥H. 
Davenport. Edgar Longfellow. 301. 
Da\'enport. Edward Ixxmiis. ^. ^8. 40. 53. 

66, 67. 71. 73, 74. 75. 76. 77, 80, 9i, 03. | 

111. 11«. 114. ]«6. 152. 174. 2^. I 

Davenport. Mrs. Edward L. (Fanny Vining), 

53. 71. 75. 77. 80. 100. 1«0. 15«. 
Davenport, Fanny (Mrs. Melbourne 

MacDowell), IM. 121. 12«. 360. 401, 

413. 414. 4i«, 423. 438, 439, 442, 444. 452, 

Davenport, George C, 174. 
Davenport, Harry. 402. 475. 
Davenport, Jean Margaret, 48. See Mrs. 

Davenixyrt. I^iuie Weston (afterwards Mrs. 

Chariest Mathews). 61. 
Davenport, N. T. (real name Devon). 15, 35, 

39. 44. 71, 76. 81. 82. 103. 
Davenport. Mrs. N. T.. 103. 
Davenant, Sir William, 40. 
"David Copperfield," 72, 132. 
"David Garnck.** 202, 204, 225. 319. 302. 
Da\id, Signor. 269. 
Davidge. William Pk^ter. 61. 64. 
Davidson, Dore. 429. 442. 451. 
Dalies. Charies E. ("Parson" Davies). 415. 
Davies. Henry Rees. 211, 215. 218. 222. 223. 

233. 237. 250. 
Davies, John. 252. 
Davk^. Phflpbe (Mrs. Joaeph R. Grismer), 


Davis. Charles L.. 334. 

Davis. C. M.. 71. 97. 103. 

Davis. George, 250. 

Davis. J. Amory. 68. 

Davis. Jessie Bartlett. 332. 342, 454, 471. 

Davis, Kate, 384. 

DavLs. May. 175. 

Davis. William E.. 283. 284. 286. 291. 304. 

Davitt. Michael. 340. 

"Davy Crockett." 204. 211. 215. 365. 

Dawison. Bogumil, 134. 

Dawson. J. M.. 111. 

Day. Clara. 98. 

Daymer, CUra. 378. 

Daymond. Joseph. 39. 61. 71. 

Dayton. Mr.. 36. 

Dazey. Charles Turner, 447. 

Deacon. Annie. 253. 

"Dead Heart. The." ISO, 

Dean. James F.. 348. 

Dean. Julia, 25, 30. See Mm. Julia Dmn 

De Angelis, Jefferson, 392. 448. 456, 460. 

De Anna. Signor, 326, 446. 
"Death Fetch. The," 104. 
Deaves. Rillie. 412. 
De Belleville. Fmlenc. 444. 477. 
De Belocca, Anna, 234. 278. 
Debolk^n, G., 398. 
Debolu^ns and Gillette (Al and Henry De- 

bolien and Frank Gillette). 398. 
De C ordova, Rudolph. 405. 
Deere, Mons., 153. 
"l>eemsU*r. The" (novel). 366. 
Deering. Elinor. 253. 
De Foreests (Tliomas and DelU). 411. 
De Gillert, Theodora, 342. 
Dekock lYoupe, 456. 
De Koven. Reginald. 368. 424. 469. 
DeUdiunt. A.. 238. 
Delamater. E. E.. 333. 334. 
Deland. lx)rin F.. 237. 
De Indira. Signor. 479. 
Delaro. Elma. 253. 314. 
Delaro. Selina, 277. 


I^4y4^1: J 


Delebanty tmd Hengler (W. H. DfletiAnty 

and T. M. Hengler). 183. 188, WL 
•'Delreatt Gmund;* 94. 
Dell n A Sisters, 409. 
Dt^Lmar, Camille. ^77* 
Delmore wad ljet.\ 460. 
Del Pi>eme» Giu^ppe» S04, €58, %59, 969, 

278, 'iSB, 309, 330, 36^, 389, 404. 
Del Santis, Letmtlila, ^77. 
Ddtwyn. A. C. 4(J7. 
Del^ussao. &lie, 3£7, 343, 353, 361, 465, 

Demont, Mrs. A.. ^&4. 
Denier, Tmiy\ 156. 
Dentnan Thompson *5 Soogn UlusUmted and 

lllumiriated, 419. 
D'Eiinen', Adolpb, 277. 
Deiiney, Tbomfts J., 345. 
Denny. Pmuk Dwiijht, 115, 12«. 
De Re^zke, EdouaH. 408, 47i£. 48 L 
De Reszke, Jean. 468, 48L 
"Det Freischijt/,* 51, 1(^, 170, t46, 436. 
De Seve, Alffed, 304. 
De Stiuth. L., t53, 
DekhoQ, Adelaide, €60. 
DeVeaux and DeVeaiuc (Wells G. and 

Carrie), 476. 
Dcvere, Sam, 334. 
**Devil, The** (lecture), 467. 
'^ Devil's Bndpe, The,** 30. 
Devlin. JMary (Mrs. Edwin Booth), 07, 71, 

DeTonear, Pete, t67, 
De V rie^i. Moris.* 466, 

Drxter, Lida, 40T. 

Diamantine, MUc, 398. 

Dickens, Charles, 48, 169. 

Dickin,son, Anna, 160. 

Dirksmi, Charles, 410 

DtditV, Constance Betsy Jolianiia Nan tier, 

•* Die MeJstersinger," 364, 373, 42*, 430, 448, 

DieU, Linda, «£5. 
" Die VValkiJre/* 24(), 320. 304, 4U, 424, 436, 

448, 449, 456, 466. 

XHllon, Ames and Kent (R. J, Dilba, Anitb 

Louiiie Atne<s [Mm. Jean Jaquea] and 

Charles Keiin, 338. 
Dilbn, John, 382. 
Dillon, Juliii. 266, 209. 
Dillon, Richiird J . 189, fOL 211, «14, «50 

Di Marc^hi, Signor, 446. 
Dimond and Hjaji, 210. 
Di Murska, lima, 202. 2% 26L 
"Diriorah," «», 170, 270, 
Di[»pel, Aiulr^aji, 472, 481. 
Ditj^n, Oliver, 7. 
** Di\'orvons/* 324. 
Di3t, John H., 68. 
Dixey, Harry E. (William I.inootn Uui- 

field). 274, 281. 284, 341, 402, 415. 
Dixie Heniy* F., 265. 
Dixon, Mrs., 36. 
Dtxi^n, Brown and Dixon, 456. 
Dixon, Mjiiifl (Mr». Alexander Salvifit), 304, 
Dof-kstader. l^w (formerly Geoc^ge Cbiip^ 

359, 384. 415. 
D(>ckstader*^ Miniitrela, 359, 360, 361, Hf^ 

366, 396. 
'•Dodor of Ale^itar&, The," !M. 
Dodd, W. H., 403. 
l^iMUoa, J. E., 414. 
Doe, Hiixellon & Co,, 15. 
Dolgtjrouky, l*rinces3 Lily, 4O0L 
"l>ollars,** 178. 
** Dolores.** 354. 

'" Dombey and Sou.** 72, 100, 132. 
'* Domestic Economy." 6L 
Don, D. L. (David L Dombredit], 475, 
DonuldMjn. A. L., 398. 
Donuldwni, Walter A., 15, 35, 3SI, 50, 61. 
"Dofj Cieaar de Bazaji," 62, 98, 100, t\%, 

130, 104, 172, 203. 230, 282. 
"Don Giovanni," 30, 87, 154, 141, 170, 'iOk 

225, 311, 326, 373, 389, 404. 
Dimirjetti, Gaetano, 80. 
**Don Jiian" ("Don GioTmiim*'U 1€S. 
''Donna Diana." 370. 
**DcMma Juanita," 281. 
I>on nelly and Girard (Heury F. DomKUj 

and Eddie Gimrd), 414. 



Donovmn, Rev. James A., 885. 

Donovani, Si^orina, 29. 

"Don Paaquale/' 80. 156, 479. 

•• IXmi Quixote/' 868. • 

"Don Sebastian;' 114. 

••I>ora." 195. 

Don^ll. Mile. Ixniise. 2^. 

Doria, Clara (Mrs. Henry M. lU^gers), 182, 

"Dorothy/' 868. 

"Dot/' 269. 

Dotti, Mroe. (Marie IxMiise Swift), 278, 288, 
817. 826. 446. 

Doublesitte. D. J. (D. J. Maguinnis). 144. 

Dougherty, Daniel, 370. 

Dougherty, Hughey. 157, 174, 277. 401. 

Dougherty, Wild, Barney and Mac's Min- 
strels 157. 

Douglas. Stephen A., 85. 

Douste Sisters, 841. 

Dow. Anna Granger. 247. 

Dow, Howard M.. 891. 

Downing, Nellie. 21 1 . 215. 218, 228, 288, 248. 

Downing. Robert, 288. 290, 845. 

Downs. Rev. W. W.. 826. 

Doyle. Arthur Conan, 489. 

D'Oyley Carte and E. E. Rices Opera 
Company, 281. 

"Dramatist, The," 98. 

Drawee the Juggler. 476. 

Dra>-ton, Henri. 81, 82, 84. 170. 

Drayton. Mrs. Henri, 81, 82, 84. 170. 

I>ressler. Marie. 437. 442, 476. 

Drew. Charles, 153. 

Drew. John, 274, 402. 

Drew. Mrs. John (formerly Mrs. Mossop). 
427. 440. 442. 

Drew, Thomas, 475. 

"Drink." 269. 

"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." 854, 874. 

Drohan, Master Johnny. 240. 

I>rohan, Master Tommy. 240. 

Drouet. Robert. 442. 

"Drunkanl, Tlie." 195. 

Dr>«len. John. 40. 

DuImhs Belle. 365. 

Dubois, Camille, 180. 

Dubreuil Amati. 29, 40, 78, 78, 79. 90. 96, 

Duchateau. Emma. 274. 
Duchesne, Mons.. 153. 
Duclos. Mlk;.. 153. 
Dudley. Belle. 166. 
Dudley, Fanny. 255, 264, 266, 269. 
"Duenna, Tlie." 39. 
Duff, J., 100. 
DuffieW, Harry S.. 278. 
Duffy, Sawtelle and Duffy, 476. 
"Duke's Motto, The. ' 106, 164, 825. 
"Duke'sWager, The,"71. 
Du Lang, H. W.. 15. 
Dumas, Alexaixlre, 95. 
Du Maurier. Geoige, 426. 
Dumont. Frank. 219. 
Dunbar. R. N.. 855. 
Duncan. A. O., 820. 
I>uncan. Emily, 246. 
Dunham. Ben. 425. 
Dunn. Arthur (Master Dunn), 248, 298. 397. 

Dunn. Jennie (Mrs. Ezra Kendall). 293. 
Dunn. James Colgan, 67, 82. 
Dunsmure, John, 471. 
I Dupiee, Minnie. 480. 442, 451. 
Duprez and Benedict's Minstrels, 219. 
Durant, Fk>rence. 279. 
Durbin, Maud (Mrs. Otis Skinner^. 405. 
Durell, lillian (Mrs. Charles F. Atkinson), 

Durkin, John. 852. 
Du Saukl. (iabrielle, 222. 
Duse, Eleonora. 438. 442. 
"Dutch (Jo\-emor, 'Hie," 72. 
Dutton, J. R., 176. Scv Russell Clarke. 
Duval, Marie I^eon. 180. 188. 
Dwjer. Michael J.. 406. 
D>'er Zouaves. HJl. 
Dyllyn. Bemartl (John B. Dilkm). 876. 

F-ames. Emma (Mrs. Julian Storj). 468. 472. 
hUrl. Tilly. ISO. 
Ka*itlake. Mar>. 366. 

"East lAiine/' 113. 126. 15t, 161. 206. 212, 
284. 334. 



Eaton, G., 82. 

KWrle. Eugene A.. iM, tDO. 9&4, €95. ^9e^ 

«>8, 300, 3C)1, 304, 511, 3U, 
EVi^rk Mrs. Hit^t-ne A., ^ftj, i07, «98. 

Eddin^^r, Mju^ter Wallie, 578. $80. 

Edel, Alfml. 408. 

Edewn. Rohift, 40«, 

£df^, VV. II,, 104. 

Ed^n], Mom., iXi. 

Etl^Ay, Harry A., 54li, 374. 

Edia, Countess of i EJl^ H*a3lcr)p 42. 

Ednuu)d», Gtjrtrude, 4ii(>. 

EdmundiiCKi, Janet, 'iSl. 

Edouin, Willie, lOd, 180. i?4tt. *e53, 274. 

Ed^tird VU, Kini? of England, 84. See 

Prinee of Wflica. 
Edwanles. PauUi, 480, 
£dwan)». Miss E. E., 264. 
Edw«ids, Georf^ H., SIR. 
Etiwanls, Harr>\ 254, 258, 266. 
Ed ward H Jutbiit 447, 450, 
Edwartifji. IJiEuie, 245. 
I-kiwaiTl.<^, Mao, 233, 
txlwafds, TKoniftji N\. «55, 257, 
EdwanJA, Waiter (Waiter Edwaid FiU- 

henry), 204, 
Eflward,s, Wrlsli, IftO, ^8. 
EdwaM W. Kiiisiey l*o*it 113, G. A. H., 426, 

440, 470. 
Eijwin Forrest Hocne, 137. 
Eitjrn.^htjlz. IlLza, 456. 
EichVperi:. Julius, 155. 
"Eiffht riells'* 419, 429. 
*EiWn Okp,^*202. 
Eldretl^. CUaHe^ W., 68. 
Eklml;,^. Pn^s. 271, 476. 
Eleventh Street Ojieni Mouse, PhiUuielphia, 

"Elfie. tlie Mdd of Cberrj' Tree Inn," 17ft. 
"Elmrr cf Aniope," 55. 
'•EliTal^tli," 131. 134, 140, 141, 150, 206, 

229, 517. 
Elks' iJ^nefit, 260. 270. 2R8. 318. 325, 343, 

352. 563, 372, 385, MJO, 437, 450, 468, 474. 
Elk5^ Minstrck, 385. 

ElttotU MaKuie (Mn. N. €. Goodwto, Jr.), 

Elliott, W. A„ 366. 
Eilb, Cairie, 426. 
Elli*, Charles A., 456, 465, 
ElUa, Clmrle^ T., 449. 
EiUs, Mre. Charles T.. 449. 
Ellis, Rev. Rufus, 146, 
EUi!iori, Wmiam. 46. 52, 
Elbtef and Denier a** Uumpty Duxop^," 150^ 
EiUfer, Effie, St3. 
Ell *! worth. E|)hiuifli Elmer, 83. 
Elhvood. MiMs, 103. 
Ebnope, Marion {Mt^^ Frank Laiee), f4fl* 

253, 374, 471 . 
** Eloijemetit. The" (^ojj^)* 236. 
"Elsie VeiMier," 116. 
Enien;*, Homer F., 407, 477, 
"Ememki Rin^, The." 155. 
Emei^enci' Ho^^pitnl lk?»e6t, 410, 411, 4112, 

438, 449. 459. 
Exoeimm, Billy, 217. 267. 3(H. 419. 
Emerson, Dora (Mr*, Waltrr Efoenon, 

fonnerly Medom llrnscm), 38^. 
Emerson, Fi*d, 157. 
Emerson*^ C-alift^mia ^lieistrela* 217. 
Etnenmn'^ Mej^therian Mnii4n*KiW, 
Emerson, \A'alter, 288, 301, 382. 
Emery H Sum, l(MJ. 
Emerj% William. 210. 
Enuua Juch Oj^m Company, 368. 
Emiuerson, Mr., 155. 
Emmenton, Clark, and the Daly Brotlieft 

(Morton Emmerson, \\ilU5 CUik, Wrl* 

liam aral Thomas Daly), 280. 
EmmetU Dan, 2:84. 
Emmetl, Joseph K., 33ft, S55. 
Etninett, Katie. 595, 
Emmons, Emmeniork and Emmdns, 476^ 
Emmons, lirj'ie. 49, 61, 71, Bt, 86, »4. 
Emmons, N. H., 68. 
Emmon.^. N, H.. Jr. 68. 
Emmons. Iloliert W., 68. 
Empire Theatre, Ijondon, 430. 
*' Encbantfi^*, ^Ilie," 122r 
Endre». John P.. Jr., 25^K 256. 290, 291. 
Endrcsa^ Annie^ §48» 315, 



Englander, Ludwi^, 302. 

Enfffe. Hattie, 174. 

Enicle, Jennie. 174. 210. 

Enisle, Marie, 468. 

"Enoch Afden.' 114. 1»5. 

••Ensign, The." 303. 

ErlanfTer. Abraham L.. 379. 

"Emani."44, 8«, 87. 

"Emani" (burie«iue), 190. 

"Ernestine.'' 163. 

"Ernent Maltravers/* 6«. 

••EaneraWa," 107. 

Espinoza. I^eon. 49. 

EsteUe. Adolphine. 216. 

" Esther" (cantata). 405. 

"Esther von Eingede," 375. 

Eugene. Max. 448. 459. 

Eugene Tompkins* Own Omipany, 415. 

"Evadne," «5. 61. «46. «7«. «79. 290. 

"Evangeline** (drama). 81. 

"EvangeUne** (extravagania). 196, 231. 260, 
274, 387. 394. 

Evangeline March. 196. 

Evans, AUce (Mrs. Wilton Lackaye), 884. 

Evans and Hoey (Charies E. Evans and Wil- 
liam Hoey). 369. 411. 444. 

Evans. Franklin. 68. 

Evans, lizzie. 456. 

"Evening with Thomas Moore, An" (lec- 
ture). 406. 

Everett, Mr. 97. 

Everett, W. B., 346. 

Everieigh. Kate, 253. 

Evm, .Mile., 216. 

••Everybody*s Friend." 131. 169. 193. 

Evesson. l.sabelk>. 472. 

"Exikw. The,** 248. 251. 258, 261. 349, 366, 

Eytinge. Rose. 112. 

"Ezra, or the Wandering Jew.'* 395. 

Fabbri. Mme. Inez. 82. 
Fabris. Amanda. 351. 356. 447. 
Fadette Opoheslra, 439. 451. 
Fagin. Bame>'. 226. 300. 
** Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady," 75. 
130. 243. 

Fairbaim. Bessie, 459. 

Fairbanks. F. (..391. 

"Fairllebel, A.-391. 

"Fairy Circte. Tlie.** 37, 158, 212. 

••Fairy Fmgers. * 340. 

Fakxmer. Edmund. 140. 

Falls, William K.. 266, 284, 294, 304. 

"Family Jars." 149. 

" Fanchon." 105. 140. 100, 185, 195, 205, 213, 

Fanciulli*8 Seventy-Firrt Regiment Band, 

Faneuil Hall. 34, 427. 
"Fantine.** 319. 
Farkoa. Maurice. 437. 
Fartey, Ilev. Frederic A., 147. 
Famsworth. Isaac D.. 60. 
Farrand. Viro. 174. 
Farrar, Daniel Foster. 394. 410. 
Farren. Mrs. George P.. 88. 94. 
Farrington. Ebenezer T.. 60. 
•• Fate, or Woroan*s Trials," 206. 
"Fatinitza,** 265, 268, 279, 281. 290. 355, 

"Faust" (ballet), 62. 
"Faust" (opera). 105. 108, 142, 163, 170. 

204. 220, 246, 259, 300. 31 7, 926, S41 , 351 . 

359. 361 . 363. 368, 389, 403, 456, 466, 479. 
" Faust " (pUy). 172. 343. 351, 352, 864. 
••Faust and Nlarguerite." 75, 182. 
Fawcett. Chwrt. 451. 
Fawcett, 0*en S.. 273, 850. 
Faxon, (nwrge N.. 69. 
Fay. Abby. 78. 

"Fazio,** 50. 52. 04. 124, 279. 
Fechter. Charies. 163, 164, 172, 182, 202. 

239. 241. 
"Fedora.** 444. 452. 
Felicita, Bwlon. 184. 
Felix and Barry (George Felix and Lydta 

Barry). 476. 
Felix, Raphael, 38. 

" Female .\merican Cousin, The." 88. 
"Femak- Detective. The.** 154. 
Fenniman. F., 265. 

Fenno, A. W. (William Augustus Fenno>. 80. 
Fenno, Henr}' W., 15, 85, 81, 80, 94. 



Fet^ton. Mabel ( Mr^. CLiarles Ross) , 371 . 4&£. 

Fe«?lti, Kinmft, 1S3. 

Fernando, Kinjf [)«>ti, 4f , 

FeniaDde£» Bijau (Mi^. W. L^ Abingdoa), 

Ferranti, Ssnot, 134, 2S4. 
Ferri, Sii^or, 7ft. 
Fesseiiden, WilEom H„ «S5, 472, 332. $*«, 

F. H. lialiie's Etitertaitier^, 410. 
"FicSelio," 51. 108» ItO, 240. 241*. 3«0. 373, 

Field, Kntp. !207. 342. 
" Field of the Cbth of Gold. The,** 81. 
Fieyini,% Geon^e, 4flS, 4O0. 
Fields, Huppy Fan die, 468, 
Fifth Avenue 'rheAtrc, Nei** York, 357. 
''Fifty Thousand Pounds, a Story of Pluck," 

Fij^nan. Max, 429. 442. 
Find lay, A^ne^, 472. 
Finley, IUjthotm] S.. 28«. 5^ 300, 304, 306, 

3)2, f^%K ^7, 374. 
Finn. Fraidc S.. 61, 71, 82. 
Finn, Wiltiani J., 418, 
Finney, J h meson I^ee, 350. 
"Firefly," UD. 154, im. 
Firprnsn'a Address. 63. 
Firernen's Military and Civic Ball. 75. 
Ferrayra, Don (the inun llute), 208. 
Finn, Mickey fKnie^t Jam>ld}. 403. 
First Corps of C^wieb. 374, 450. 47.5. 
Firat Refiiment liund, 23L 
Fisi'her. Aliee (Mrs. Williara Hairourt 

King), 374,397,414.451. 
Fischer, Emil. SM, 373. 414. 424. 436, 442, 

44S, mi 

'*Fish" flertuw-), 23«. 
Fish and tjut^^, 476. 
Fifht Maixii*^rite (Baby Benson, Mrs. 

CharlR* V^'antnl, 293. 
Fisher. Alf. *\51. 
Fislier, Charles, 72. 179. 
Fisk, Jaine;!. Jr., 153. 171, 173, 174. 
FL^e. A. H., 69. 
Fiskt% John, 397. 
Fiskc May, 189. 

Fiske, Moses W., 15, 35, (12, 274. 

Fiinke, Mr*. Moae^ W.. 15. 

H.Hke. Fhineas, m, 60- 

Fit/, and Webster, 3H3. 

Fit/^rald. .\lemnder, 211. 214. 

Filzf^erald, Mrs. AlenLander, 2U. 

Fita^i^raki, William H.* 4i>4, 460. 461. 

Fit3t|jiitrick, J. H.. 200. 283, 286. 

Fit&'iininions, Robert. 416, 45L 

"Fla-sh pf Ufjlittiin|r, A," 148, 

Fleming. A.. 183. 

FEemin^^, Franks 15. 

Ffeminn, T.. 35. 

Fleming. W. M , 43. 

Flcining, Mrs. Vk. M., 43. 

Fk'tdier, Charfes Ijeonanl, S74. 

Fleuiette, MIW.. 398. 

"Flies in Ihe Web/' 132. 

Fkjn, Stj^or, 481. 

Fkjod, Mrs. S.. S«, 137. 

Flood, Susie. 144. 243. 

Fkirenw, Mm. 50. 103. 

Florenre. Mrs., 97. 

Kkireat*, Minnie. 425. 

Florence, William J. (jAmes Conliii), lOO, 

101, 103, 140. 202, 213. 228. 229, 301. 
Fiorefit^, Mrs. Wm. J. (Malviiui Pniy, Mf». 

J»«eph littelh, 100, 101. 103. 140, 201 

21.S, 22S. 229. 301. 
Fk*rene, 367. 
Florenssa. Sigtior, 73, 77. 
"Fbwers" (poeiu), 406. 
^^Fbtt^js of the Forest The." IM, 
Floyd. Miss 122. 
Fbyd, WilUam R.. 194. 
"Flyinj? Dutchman, The** (dnmaK 10*. 
" FljHnj? Dutchman, Tlie" (open). 23&, 24a 

300. 331, 342, 351, 373, 389. 448, 457. 4fl«. 
"Flyinp Send, 'Hie." 221. 
Fohstrom, Airoa. 326. 
Foli, Sii^nor lMIhu James Fok^), 25^ 
Follett. Ilattie. 216. 
Follett Marion. 201. 216. 218, 233. 
'•Follies of a Nij^ht. Tlie," 25 
**Pt>ol H Revengr, IV,'* 130. 361, 3ti2, STil 
F<x>tc. Rev. Uenrj' W., 147. 
Forbes* Johnn>% 134* 



Fold, John T., «48. 

Kord*!i Tlieatre. Washini^ton, 114. 570. 

Forrst aiid Francis, ^1 . 

-ForRinK His Own Chains" (lecture). S84. 

Formes, Carl, 7S. TT. !!«, 15«. 170. 

Fornies, Wllhelm, 170. 

"Formosa," 100. 

Forrest, Capitola, 8i3. 

Forrest, Catherine Sinclair, 27. 

Font^, Kdwin. i5, ^. ^, 38, 48, 40, 88. 80. 

06, 105, 150. 182. 
Forrester, Nicholas C, 15, 24, 36. 
Forrester. William, 246, 253. 
ForsberR. Shirley Haiokl. 118, 121. 128. 130. 

136. 151, 155. 
Forsythe, Kate, 288. 
Fortescue. George K.. 274. 416. 
" Fortune Teller. The," 467. 468. 
"Fortunio." 80, 207. 
Fort Warr«i, 90. 
**Forty Thieves, The." 112. 
Foster. Eu«Tne. 210. 
Foster. Hernandez. 122. 
FoKter, John, 60. 
Foster, John H., 60. 
Foster, Minnie, 07. 
Foster, William H.. 353. 
FouKere, Eugenie, 421, 476. 
"Foul Play." 148,195. 
" Foundations of Faith " (lecture), 482. 
Four Aces (Talbert, Tiemey, Crawford and 

McKisson), 300. 
Four Ctaiety Danseuses (Mile. Newham, 

Katie Athol, Anna Alien and I.<ouise ! 

Ttiom{)soii), 371. I 

Four Musical Kin^ (Wood, Beasley, Gus ' 

Wagner and Fred C. Bryant). 345. 
Four Sliamrocks (Conroy, Thompson. 

Daley and Daley), 323. 
Four Sliamrocks (Conroy, Dal>-, Thompson 

and I^-y). 3SI. 
-1402." 402. 

Fowle. Seth W.. 60. ' 

Fowler. Clara, 122. i 

FowUt. Millie, 122. 
Fox and Van Auken, 334. 336. 
Fox and Ward. 219. 

Fox. Charles Kemble. 160. 

Fox. DelU (Mrs. J. Levy). 456. 476. 

Fox, Eddie. 300. 

Fox. Geor;^ L., 160. 

Fox. Faul, 355. 

Fox*s Great Combination Troupe, 134. 

Fox. W. B. C. 468. 475. 

Fox. Will H. ("Padewhislde"). 438. 

Foy, Bertha, 210. 

Foy. Eddie (Edwin F. Fitzgeraki), 358. 402. 

Foy, Ida. 210. 

"Fra DUvok>." 28. 31. 142. 170. 220. 326. 

328. 353. 355. 
Frail. Horace. 118. 122, 151. 158. 
France. Mrs., 71. 
Prance, Fanny, 71. 
France, Rosa, 284. 200, 301. 304. 306. 340. 

France. Shirley Henry, 111. 118. 121. 148. 

151. 155. 166. 175. 
**Francesca da Rimim,*' 310. 
Francis, Mr.. 07. 
Francis. Mons.. 153. 
Franck. Victorine, 32. 
Franklin. Benjamin, 46. 
Franklin Celebration, 46. 
Franklin. Gertrude, 345. 436. 
Franklin. J. C. 00. 
Franklin Stotue. 46. 
Franosch. .\dolph. 170. 
Fransioli Sisters. 476. 
Frapoli. Si^^ior G.. 252, 200. 
Frawley. Timothy Daniel. 460. 461. 
Frazar. A. A.. 60. 
Fiwldy. \e PHit. 371. 
"Frederic I^emaitre." 416. 
Freflerici. Siifnor. 107. 112. 
Freeman. William F.. 60. 
"Free Partlon. A." 205. 
Fre^h. J. W.. 197. 
French. Mr.. 15. 
French. Mwin. 373. 
French. HarT>- W., 208, 324, 330. 
Frem h (^iadnlk>. 400. 
"French Spy. Tlie." 104, 107. 180. 181. 
French Tmupe Davene. 323. 
"Frenchman, The," 374. 



Ft^czzolini. Enniniii, 8t. 

Fried, HeiT, 40tt, 

** Friend Friti^," 113. 

Fries, Wulf, 1*0, H45. 

Fritt^bie, PtttiUiif-, iJ9«. 

FriUman, U. \\\. i(f7, 376. 

Frib*ch. Chrii^lmn, ii46, 

Fribch l^titia Ujuimc, ^70, 353. 

"Frit*," 33&, 353- 

Fmhman. Charle», ^5, 4S7, -(03. 

Ffohman, Dtintel "im. 

Fiothiuglijim. Gcor^ B..^e64, t60,384, 3^« 

So ■>, 368, +54, 
*'FnHj-Frou/' «80, 3€3. 
Fi:>e, C. H,. 118, 194, 

Fu4*rtes, !>ok>nH Adion r^idah Isaaot Men* 

Fuj,^^, Sigtior, 317* 

FuUer, Gwr«e W., 385. 

Fuller, Ma. 47tf, 

Fuller. Loie, 3:3^, S45, 3a«, 30i2, 438, i4«. 

Fuller the .Skater. 15;). 

"Fuji in a Foj;j," 196, 197, iSO. 

•*Fiiti»v Old Gnl, 'Hie" (songK ««7, 

'*Fiin on tlie Bri^U.I," 33:i. 

Furlong. J. lU 374. 

Fursch-Madi, Mm«. E., «Ofl, SOD. 317. 3W. 

Fykst, Fmnkliii, ^55. 

Gad»kk Jolm»iui, 4^4, 436, U%, 448. 4J6^ 

4&1, 479,481, 
Gaiety Theatti?, Boston, 70. 
(ialajisi. Sijrnor, !i5«, ^9, «78, 488, 299. 
^Hiflliitcft," 341. 
fi*iazzi, Signor, 479* 
"Gft»e Biw7,ely, ' 160, 
Gnk. ^riIl(1a K.. 3,5». 
(;«k^ Walter, i71, 330, 331. 
Galknrlier, Denny , IS I. 
CiHilatido, 460. 
(;idWta. Mile. 99. 
*'f;idiey Slave, Tl>e," 47«. 
Ciulvestwi Flood Sufferers* Braeflt, 478. 
GaKin, Dun, ¥H. 
*"G«tnea, or the iewisb Mother,*' 106. 

^Gttme of SpecuUttOD, A,** 6li, 
'^Guiiiestrr, Tlie," ^. ^W. 
(TannHt, Ezra Stiles, D.D., UfK 
Gannon, KichjiTd, ^.3. :W. 380. 41g. 
**Gawta More)io, the Martjirfd !>ean4iff)t i»l 

F>^uwlor'' flerturp), 385. 
Garde H^^puljliniinr llaml, 190. 
Ganleriia, Mtkv, 39B, 
Gupliiicr, Jiweph W., 401. 
(rrminer, ChaHes A., 341. 
Gjirdn^T* Ht*rirv' J., 69, 
Gurfield, Ptt^.sident Jbjwcbi A., f9fi. 
Gari^an, Tlioniaj^ J., 433. 
Garland, Jo<iepli, 3^, 
f^jam^^Ua Brothers i Boh mtd Diek). 576, 
tiarnsley, tliarJes, 403. 
<iarof1u SijfnoTft, M. 
Ganick Tlieatit-, Kew York, «30. 
Gasparoni, Sii^ior, 4^. 
Gft.ssier, l^iiJ^, 78. 
GaMwer. Mine, Fepita, 7H. 
irahcis and Momii^, 4T7, 
Gavetl, llenjamin G., i210. 
Gau^iins, Mons., 173, 
Gaylf^r, CliartcH, 101,305. 
Ga)br, Boliljy. 473. 
Gaylorti, Ju1t». 137. ISO, 
(ia^,zaTU)£a, Man^rtU. S3, 76, 81. 
Umr}\ John J., 37S, 407, 4iE0, 
(tcnart^ ami l)aik}r (Dav« Genmn> sod ttij 

Bfliley), 476. 
''Geneneve.** 33. 
'^Gcntlemsn Jat-k," 411, 
Gentry, Jaii>es B.. 393, 
<*eorj:e, Frand.H, 378. 
G^oTKt. Marie, 47,7, 
George ThaU:her'?< Min^rvb, 3711, 3*^4. Sl^^ 

CriTOf}^ W. tjedererV Casino ComjiaRyt 479^ 
*'(femkiine," 81. 
Gerickc, William. 354, 
German ia Barurl, 5,^. 
Gernion, Mr.. 98, 
Geniion. EfBe (.Mn. Car[o P^illUi 

Mrs Nelsr SrmiourK 170, 191^ t13. 
Gennon, May. 311,314. 
Germoti. Nellie. I4i« 



Geniter. Etelka, 258. 278. 
Gct2. C harleA S.. 201 . 248, 275. 322. 3S6. 407. 
G«tz. J. S., 275. 322. 407. 418. 
Ghioni. Sijjnor, 73. 76. 
GboHt Illusion. 101. 
Giannini, Francpjtco. 317. S96. 
(tiava/zi. Si^orita. 203. 
Gibbs. William R.. »i5. 
Gihflon and Binney. 267. 
Gibson. 11. T.. 255. 257. 
••Giddy TlironR. 'Hie." 482. 
Gieiw. Fritz. 355. 
Gilbert Mile., 32. 

Gilbert and Sullivan (William Schwenk Gil- 
bert and Arthur Seymour Sullivan), 262. 
Gilbert. C harlotte. 175. 
Gilbert, James L.. 264. 
Gilbert, J. E., 378. 

(Gilbert. John D. (John G. Donahoe), 314. 
Gilbert, John Giblw. 15. 20. 26. 27. 28, 30. 

31. 35. 38. 39, 44, 48, 49, 50, 61, 77, 86, 93. 

174, 197. 
Gilbert, Mrs. John. 15. 36, 49. 50, 61, 77. 86. 
Gilbert, Mrs. W. II.. 264. 
(Gilbert, William Schwenck, 278. 
Gilfeather. l>aniel. 374. 
(iilfoil. Harr>'. 450. 
Gilil)ert. ( liarles. 481. 
Gill. William, 253. 
(iiUette. Fanny. 391. 
Gillette. William. 319. 
Gillman. Mabel (Mrs. W. E. Corey). 476. 
Gilman. Ada (Mrs. Leander Richardson). 

(tilniore and Tomjjkins (Edward G. (iil- 

mtiiv and Eu^ne Tompkins). 357. 480. 

Gilniore, Edward G.. 357. 
Gilmoit^. Patrick SarHfiekl. 108. 109. 110. 

Gilmor^'s Hand. 79. 100. 108. 110. 117. 146. 

163. 191 . 197. 213, 225. 236. 297. 317. 344. 

394. 403. 426. 432, 443. 
Cfilmore's IVomenade Concerts. 108. 
(iilmy. Mamie. 397. 412. 415. 4<U. 
(Wilson. liottie (Mrs. J. K. EmmHt. Jr.). 415. 
(iimber. Miss, 80. 

Ginty. Bessie (Helen Parr). 312. 

Girard. Bettina. 422. 

Girani Brothers. 302. 

Girard. Frank. 229. 

Giraitl. Oscar. 459. 

Giraitl.H. Tlic. 176. 

••Girofle^iix>6a.*' 212, 242, 268, 40S. 

Giroux, Marion. 412. 

Girrebeuk. Mons.. 173. 

••Gismonda," 422. 438. 452. 

•*GiulietU e Romeo,'* 39, 53. 

Giuri. Marie. 342. 

Giusti. Eksanore. 454. 

** Gladiator. The.** 26. 89, 98. 206. 224, 251, 
288. 325. 

GUdsUne. Mrs. W. C. (bom Crisp). 88. 93. 

GUser. Lulu (Mrs. R. C. Hera), 401. 

Glenroy. James Richmond, 476. 

Glinserettls. 411. 

Gk>be Theatre. 196. 

Gbver. Albert. 69. 

Gbver. .Amelia (Mrs. John Russell), S27. 

Gknrer. Joseph B.. 60. 
Glover. Ullie (Snindlehunt). 272. 
Gk>\tT. Nina. 185. 
Gk»-er. Russell S.. 216. 
Glunn. Yankee, 154. 
Gnito. lieonora. 460. 
Goddanl. Thomas. 69. 
Cioddnnl, William W.. 69. 
"(i«*' S3. 
(Godfrey, lieutenant Dan. 460. 
Godowsky. Master lifopokl, 316. 
•*C.odH, Tlie** (lecture). 273. 410. 
**(foinjr to the Races." 463. 
(roklen, Billy, May and Daisy. 476. 
Cloklen Gate Quartette. 476. 
CioWen. (Jrace. 447. 459. 
(k>Men. Richaiti. 238. 274. 280. 396. 454. 

438, 442. 468. 
(rokl'^tcin. .VartMi. 434. 
(^oMthwaitc. Dora. 145, 158. 166. 175, 183. 
Gomersal. William, 111, 118. 121, 134. 
(Kimersal. Mrs. William, 114, 120, 122. 1S4. 
(ton7j»les, Ma^nrio. 404. 
Gonzales. Mrs. .Mary F.. 153. 



Goocb, Mias C. E., tOi. 

Gooding', K. !>.. 198. 

**Good Old l^iijcsr 376. 

"Good Ttiing. :V or Four of a Kiud." 3S4, 

Go«lvirm and Wilder'^ Circuis, 91. 

Goodwin, J. Cbeewr, ^SB. 

Goodwin. Nathaniel C Jr.. 215, €38, 318, 

S^l, Sia 35^1 3^^. 400, 4^7, 440, 442, 450, 

46(1. 401. 
Gookiii BwjtUers, 1^43. 
Gordin. Jacob, 479* 
Gonna n lirtjther^ (Jzunes^ John and 

Geoi);^), 304, 3*0. 
Gtn^t. Nicoliii, 373, 
**Goltertliiamjeruii|?," ^04* 414, 4*1, 449, 

Gotlliold, CbBHe»F., 471. 
Gott?iclmlk, L. G„ ^-^i*, tnt. 
Gottwlialk, Loub Mof««^u. 101. 
GoukJ, G*>or^, 304. 
Gould, Uowanl, 2&4, «9i, 294, £95, 434, 

Gould. VVilliam, 482. 
Gouklson, Mr., 15, 36. 
Gouilmwi, IjOUis, 3i3i2. 
GoutUiid, Lonis P., 274. 
Gounod. Charles Frao^'ois, t9ft, 345. 
Gourlay. Jennie (Mrs. Wlliam Wtbers* Mrs. 

lU4>t*rt Stnifets), 140. 
Gourlny, John, 28L 
"Governor's l\1fe. The," 101. 
Gratf, C. L,> 479. 
Graham, Charle*. 35^. 
Gmluinn James T.. ^i3tf, 358- 
GralmiT). Joliii, ^10. 410. 420. 
GrsriiJ Army of Llie Reputilrc, 376. 
Gmnd Dime Ttieair^. ^71, 345. 
"Grand Diictiew. Tlie.'* 307, 
Grand JuTieniU' Boll. 75. 
Gniud State Milihin- lialL 123. 
Grunijr^, Anna de [^. 33. See Anna de La 

Gnin^fer, Maude, 260. 
Gmnl. Prwklent Ulyj^-ses S.. 180. 
GrattAU. Mr^. U. W. 28. 98, IfiO. 
Grau ltah:iu Opera Company, 1^. 
Giau, Maurice, 472. » 

Gray, Ada (Mr». Charl^ A. Wstkim), 9SI. 

Grwy, lihitjdie. 103. 

Gray, Thoma.s \V., 69. 

"Great Ruby. The." 474, 

**Git^fi Biisht^.*" 161. 374. 

'Hln^n Monster. The.*' 32. 

Green. Mayor Siimut'l A., 207, 

(^tieerie. CliiV. 46(J. 461. 

Greeiifiekl. Ida, 174. 

(jreeiisfehler, J. S,. *7&. 

Gw^oiPe. Mile.. 268. 

Grey* Katherinp. UH, 

Greyhrooke* FaUvI 24.1. 

Griffith, Frauk Carlo*), 2o2, 2d5. 

CIriftiLhsi. George H.. 2S4. 

"Ciiimsbaw. D^Khaw and Bradshaw.*" U7. 

"Gripsack, Tlie" (f^ketdo. 198. 

firiiii, Madame Giuletta. ^,34. 

Grisimer. Jo^ph R., 402^ 400, 4GL 

Gtos. Ern^ >L. 477. 

Gross. ArcKbi^ihop VV. 11., 410. 

Gft»^ WiUiam B., 333. 

Gtos^, A., mi. 

Gtover. I^etinard, 386. 

Gnd>K Wiliiam F., 69. 

Gmetiia}>, WlUieLni, 436. 442> 

Guidon » Mon?.. 1^3. 

Guidotti, Mme. F.. 252. 

*'Guillaume TdL" 15. Sec ^'WUjain TdL** 

Guise, T. F.. 3riH. 

GuLlck. James T., 219. 

"Guy ManneriuK/' 31 , 67. m, lOt, 191, 203, 

"GwjTineth V-a^ghan," 64- 
"Gyfjsy Baron. The/* 459. 

llabelmann. Tlieodore. 107, lit. 12«, ISf, 

170. 205. 
Haberkorn, Einil, 344. 
llalkcTstmh. A!l»ert. 427. 
Ibiberstroh, I., and Sim, 4*7. 
Haberittroh, Milller, Lamor& Company, L5. 
Hack^Ht, Janies H.. 25. 30. 72, 9i, 06. lOCl. 

Ilac kett. James K., 471. 
HiilTner. Mile.. 170. 
Ha|i^Dj^ James F., 151, 166. 



Ha(^. John W. (John Ha«aie Walker). 176. 

1»4, 200, 243, 254. 256. 266. 357. 
Haines. Carrie. 174. 
Hale. Mrs. C. 81. 

Hale. ( arrie (Mrs. Willis Russ). 343. 852. 
Hale. Ilev. Edwaid Everett, 146. 301. 
Hale. Walter. 460. 461. 
Hall and SUley. 476. 
Hall, Andrew T.. 60. 
Hall. Artie. 475. 
Hall. Misii E.. 103. 
Hall. E. M.. 302. 
HaU. Gustaviis F.. 161. 182, 205. 
Hall. John Clinton. 251. 
Hall, John L.. 166. 186. 
Hall. Mrs. John L.. 186. 
Hall. John R.. 69. 
Hall. Josephine (Mrs. Alfred Aarons), 314. 

Hall Martin L.. 69. 
Hall. Pauline (Pauline Frederika Schmid- 

Kail), 274. 417. 422. 
Halleck. Thomas E.. 262, 
Hallen and Hart (Frad Halkm and Joe Hart). 

Hallett. FrankUn (Hallett Tbompaon), 402. 
Halm. (;eorKe R.. 352. 
Halton. Marie. 352. 
Hani, Fm) I' 314. 
n^Tinl^ni. W. II . 108. 
Hamilton. Mme.. 153. 
Hamilton. Mons.. 153. 
Hamilton. Theodore. 237. 
Hamilton. William H., 220, 202, 278, 281, 

3.S2. 342. 352. 
"Hamlet" (opera). 311. 
•* Hamlet" (tragedy). 26. 28. 36. 43. 51, 52, 

89.93.97. 106. li2, 116. 121. 122. 130. 131, 

1.S2. 164. 170. 172. 183. 202. 203. 206. 207. 

214. 220. 239. 241 . 309. 332. 333. 350. 362. 

366. 370. 415. 422. 
" Hamlet, or the Wearing of the Black." 193. 
Hamlin and Hamlin (Paul ami Frank). 334. 
Hampton. Mar>\ 393. 402. 467. 
Haiichett. DavW, 82. 
HaiMlel and Haydn Sooietj*. 74. 
Handwme I>an*8 Burk^|ue Circus. 226. 

i •• Handy Andy." 140, 164. 171. 
I Hanfoid. ( hark»s B.. 350, 303. 
I Hanley. J. G.. 103. 

Hanle}'. Ijiwrence. 850. 

Hanbn. Alfred. 92. 

Hank>n Brothers. 80. 92, 96. 141. 209, 280, 
4tf ;. vjr^^ V nt, +.,:*. 465, 478, 480. 

fluiiloi), <i€C]r>^, 92. 

llttitton-Vifcllcr-MnHinHti Company. 882. 

ilfkiiLoa-Vultrr? (Robert, William and James), 

Hankm, William. 81. 92. 

Hanson and Nelson. 476. 

Hanson. Frank. 385. 

•Hapfjieat Day of My Ufe, The." 94, 125. 

"Happy Man. The." 37. 

"Happy Pair. The." 391. 

"Harbor lif^hts." 362, 866. 

Harcourt. Mr.. 15. 

Hardenhers. Frank. 121. 128, 274. 

HartlinK. Miss. 120. 
I HardinK. Frank A.. 453. 

•HardStruKKle. A."64. 

Hardy. MEniriiiw, i . ♦. 
, Hnrktn^ and BaHiour (Jamea W. Haridna. 
I Jr Mjid EilHiti Barbour), 458. 
I UnrkTiif. Danirl. 194. 

liiirUn. <>tH, :ni, 415. 

Harland, Ada (Mrs. Brmi«ler Matthews). 

Ilarkm. Richard (Frank Richardson). 476. 
I Harney. Ben. 456. 

Hanger. W.. 2.53. 

II irri-nii jmd H*ir1 (E<lward Harrii^n and 
, 1 Miv Martu »*, 210. 
i M^rn^.aL t:,lwanl. 412. 468. 

Ilarriiurton. John .\.. 264. 

Harrint^ton. Profesi«or Jonathan, 82, 94. 174. 

larriiifCtoii ami Johnson. 323. 

Harriji, Ml«* lA. 

Ilarrij« ami Carroll (William Harris and Wil- 
liam Camilh. 270. 

Harris AniU ( Mrs. Wm. F. Burrouifb*). 314. 
I Harris. Au^mstus 290. 295. 300, 376. 429. 

Harris, Charies S.. 336. 418. 

Harris. Dr. Frank A.. 287. 



Harri^^ Hamilton, 904. 

Harris* Homtio, 60. 

Harris, Laiira, ICKL 

Harri'^t Natiianiol, 09. 

Hams, Victor. mK ItSK 

Hurrij;. Wad^woHlir 405 » 

HArri3i, WilJiam (leadifig man). 1^88. 

Hams, William (mana^r), ^70, 415» 

Uamson, Lee^ 45B. 

Rftrri^n, houh, Sm, 403, 451. 

Harn^^n. Rae^ 349. 

Hairisan, WIIEatu, ^8. 

Harrold* JeAnnle, !)7H. 

Huny Bloo(l(jood'?i Minstrels, 'ill. 

U^rry Keniell und ShdTer luvi Blukely^a 

New York Specialty Com|^iiy, S7B. 
Hart, Senalor Bob ( Rev, James Sutliejlaod). 

Hart, Joe (Joseph Hart Boudrow), 346. 

Hart, John. 108. 

Hart, Jasb. 1!*8. 

Hart, Tony (of Hiirrtj^in and Hart)» t74. 

Harte, Frands Bret, im. 

Hartford. H., ^90, 

Hart*. horn. Fmuk S.. ^15, 

Hart4«bom, IL A.. ^SCi, 

Harvfltil Ojllej.'e, ^M 

Han-ftPid Quartette, 3541. 

Hnn^o^xJ, Mr^. 1. L. 74, St. 

Hasrlmeyer. Louis, 146. 

Hashitn, Nai^b. 47CS. 

Haskt'll, Uincy, 408. 

Ha^lam. John H. ( Voun^f Amerim). 90. 

Han^qjn rjiipj^Icr), 184. 

Hii^ln-ilffT, HMltMie, S:{^. 

llawell, L'erey (MrN. Geoivc Fawmt), 385, 

Hat*'h, Jc-'i'^ic?. ^04. 
HutHi, Suiiincl. 09. 
Huhiu Stt iki, ^04, 
HatlTftvvay, E.* (iO. 

Hatton. A.'s.Hislanl Postmaster General, 'iKi7. 
Hauk, Minnie ( Amuliu M. Haut-k), \S^, -i&S, 

959, mi, 3«0. 589. 
Haven « Franklin. 09. 
Haverly and (iililis (Burl Haverly and 

VVallie Gibbs), 207. 

Hav^f b% Burt, 3.3a, 394. 475. 

Havert>'*» Ameri(^un*£uropean Minjliii^ 

Haverly'3 G^jiuine Coloreti Minstrel*. "2^07. 
Haverty'^ ^ta^^lodoi) Mb.streb, "i^. SOt, 30^ 
Ha%ilund. Tbomas, 1^5. 
Hav^k, Harrv\ 378, 379. 
Hawkitis, Lew, 470. 
HawEey. Jennie, 408. 
Haworth, Joseph, ^0, 310, Stl, $43, 411 

414, 410. 4i«. 433, 44^, 404. 
Hawortlj, Willi^mi, 303. 
IlawLliome, NathanieL ^^7, 
Haydeti, Blondie, <^0K til, tlS, i^, «SS. 
Hayes, Edmund, 4m. 
Haye<t. Jam ex E., 35, 40. 
Hayes' 'Tour Tlrrwiirh iivlatid," S50. 
Hayman, Marian, .'(k:}. 
Ha>-ne, Mrn. Julia I>ean. 30, Sl« 71. Bm 

Julia Do^n. 
Haynes, Frank B., tlO. 
Ha>iic«^, ftiiieon, 18(J. 
HaywunL Mi as, 71. 
HaywanL IL E., 385. 
llu/e^lon, J. F., 09. 

" Heads of !he People ' (oooediettft). lil 
Healey, Mark. 09. 
Heaney, Miss, 71 . 
Heard, Auj^^tine. 09. 
Heard, John T.. 69. 
Heani, MUs, 4.W. 
Hcani, John Alfred. .133. 
Heanie, Addie, silO. 
*Mleart of a Great Cd\\ The." 14^. 
"Heartsea^w.*' 165, 108. 
" Heart and Han<l," :I04. 
"HeartHof Oak,*' ^70. 
Heiith, liLi. lUMI, 307. 
Heckler, Au^i^itus, Jr., ^93* 
Heihtiondt, Cbarte^, 368, 
Het^-e, (Jus, 3^4, 449. 
Heenan, John C. 95, 
"Heep I J. Mkiiwlier,'* 190, 
Heine, Jo^fih, 181. 
Heinicke, A,, 53. 
"Heir at l^w, Tlie." 93. 
Ueister, Geoi;^, liiS. 



Held, Anna (Mrs. Florence Ziegfekl), 444, 

446. 456, 47<. 
•^Help;' 179. 
ilr»Uilf*rMMi 1.. J., 350. 
Hendrie. Joseph A.. 904, S12. 
Hcn^ler, YounR, 49. 
U^,,k'. . M^i I, . Mi^. Rufus Scott), «11, 216, 

tlK ^fS, ^45. 
Henlr>-. Sadie (Mrs. H. A. Cripps), 244. 245. 
Henley, William Ernest, 12. 
Hennecart, Maria, 78. 
Hennesiey. W.. 18S. 
Henness>', E., 15. 

-Henry IV." 80. 31, 78, 98, 98, 108. 152. 
-Henry V," 51, 222. 
"Henry VTII," 67. 86, 121, 191, 208, 260. 

Henry E. Abbey's Grand Italiao Operm 

ColM|itt]lV. 300, Sll. 

tli^sKaiv and IVti Unief k (John E. Heo- 

aum and Mav Ten Broeck), 415. 
Hensler, Mr.. 78. 
Hensler. Conrad, 42. 
Hensler. Ellse, 42. 43. 
li , -;,ul ,.iU, Uv .r-.H..116,146. 
Her Xtui^ty's Oprm Company, 258, 260, 

278. ^ff 'T. rn:. 320. 
Hera.H family. 409. 
Herbert. Ja«|ih \V.. 8^, 468. 
Herliert. Maliel. 430. 
Herbert. \ ictor. 426. 432, 448. 460. 461. 
Herbert's Ikj^H. 460. 
Herfoitl, |{ev. Brooke. 301. 

lUr \U}f'-i\ 'M>bip ri4iAf^*n.'."Sec Pinafore. 
Hcniiaxi. Hatry 31 . 
Hermann, Adelaide. 209. 469. 
Hermann. Akviuikr. ! 1 1. 209. 230. 346 470 
Hermann. ( harles, 91. 146. 
Hermann. I^eon, 469. 
Hermann'^ TrvtuKAliiiiibiiue Vaudevilles. 

Hermanns Joseph. 106. 107. 112. 122. 
Hernandez. .Vntonio M.. 99. 
Heman<lez-llavrl IVoupe, 99. 
**Hemani/' 280. 
Heme. James A.. 161. 276. 338. 421. 'MO. 

442. 463. 464. 469. 

** Hero and I^eander.** 468. 
Heion, Matilda. 52. 64. 74. 
Hersee. Hose. 161. 170. 
" lb% Got to Come" (sketch). 240. 

h™. ca,2^> 

IbW^ Eiik114i (Ijjc-m. 169. 170. 
"Hiawatha" (burles«|ue). 280. 
"Hiawatha" ({xiern). 43. 
"Hiawatha" (sj-mjihony). 74. 
"Hiawatha, or Ardent S|iiritH and Laughing 

Water. • 50. 
Hickling. Cliaries. 69. 
"Hickory Dickory Dock." 160. 
Higgias Mh-Ut rfmrl- > F.. 262. 
"Highest nuycr, Th*'. 855. 
Highland Cadets of Worcester. 117. 
Hight, Feid. 174. 
Hill and Tom|>kins (Noble H. HiU and 

Eugene Tom{)kin.H). 322. 
Hill, Chark»s Barton. 2H2. 838. 
Hill. Charles L., 346. 
Hill, James M.. 274. 
Hill, Mr- if^.»*!ufm*r5. 406. 
HUl. Noble H., 288. 322. 386. 
Hill. Noble I!., Jr.. 322. 
Hill. Strap, 456. 
HiU, William H.. 69. 
Hillrr. J S , 400. 

Hilliaid. Robert. 360. 878, 488. 442. 475. 
Hills, S. L.. 346. 
UWUhu Fniiii, 336 
\{\\Uh\ Itw M'ti!ritiiin»i*.t* 174. 
Himmer. Franz 107. 122, 170. 
Hinckley, Annie Belle. .Stl5. 
Hin<4cley. Hirv Fml«*rii- 147. 
Hinckley. I^lM^tUt Mntr Sii«aniK 87. 90, 98. 
Hines and Rniihii^mi ( WtlUain Uioes and 

Earle lleTjimi*t(Hi>, 438, 
HinriHis' (Irkw! 0|»Tft, IIW. 
Hinrichs. (itistav. 359. 362. 365. 
•His IahI Ijfx^r 132. 152. 
Hitchcock, Arthur B.. 264. 391. 
Hitdirock. IU.\7noiMl. 459. 
"Hi TiddlHy Hi H" iwng). 399. 400. 
Hock. .Marie. 320. 
Hodge. Will r.. 466. 
Hoey. James F.. 360. 


Hoff> Edwin, 338. 

Hotfnian, Maud^ 415. 
Hoftl^eater ut Dresden, 9, 

titles HIM as Venie Bennett) « i£4{l. 
Uogan, \ ui€eut, i8l . 
Holbrook, May, 30«. 
H olds wort K 8itu», UH, 
Hollaut!, t:kimuria MxiU^ii, 44a Wsi. 
Uollund, FniTik, 118, mi 
Holland, Cieorge, 7L 
HuLkud, J. G., S9^. 
Holland, Jo^ejtii, 440, 44^ 460, 4§L 
lloJlin,^, Hilda. A5H. 
HolIJns, IMaud^, 4^, 
HoPti* Street Tbeiitn?, «71. 
Iloibway, ^Ini^^ae (Mrs. Xlt Fishe-), 35S. 
HoUues,'Mr., 15, 36, 44, 49, 61, 
Holmes, Ifeniice, 389, 459. 
Hoboes, E. B., 189. ^1, eil. 
Holmes, Ervin^ J*, ^10* 
Holiues, Oliver Wendell, 116. 
Holt, AH, 459. 

Holl, Elise ( Mrs, Hany Wall), 15«. 
Horiiarjs, Oll^T, S73. 
''Home," 103. 

Home fw I><^titi]te Catholic Children, 354. 
Homer, I jouis*', 481 . 
Homer, Peter T., 69. 
*^HonevTiioon, The." 25, 51, 113, 161, 168, 

170, 190, 3!£S, 343, 354, 360, 455. 
Hood, E. K., 354. 
Hooper, Nathaniel, 6©. 
HfHiper, Saftmel, 69, 
Hoojjer, S. Harn % 374, 
Hope, Lfldv Francis* 358. Sec May Yohe. 
Hoprier, Chariss, 460. 
HojiTier, I>e Wolf (William DeWolf Hopper), 

3'S8, 354, 4^7, 400, 4t;t. 
Hopper, Edna Wallace (Mi^ Efe Wolf Hoj*- 

|)er), 404. 
Horn, Eph, 124, 156, ««0. 
Horse^thoe Four (Ella Love, Joisie Love, 

Frank B. Cair and J. J, Quitilan), 334. 
Horton, F. J.. 71, 75. 

Hotel Gotham, 255. 

"Hot Tittle iu the Okl Tow To-night ' 

(son^f), 453. 
Hovey, George O,, 09. 
Howanl Athenuaim, 45, 271, SU, 
Howard .^tbenteum <?otji|iiiiy, 194. 
Howard AtUeiiannii Stiir Spedally Compaaj, 

:J59, 303, 307, 37H. :«1S. 
iloward, Brt>ii!?on, 178. 
How aid, (.Varolii ^e, 8^. 
Howard, Ciuirkr^, 174, 
Howard, Fmi>k, 399, 336. 
Howanl, Frederit4t, 403. 
Howartl, (ieorj*e Cutifiibell, 9^. 
Howard, Mn, Georfie Cuttnlhell (C^aroiine 

Fox), 4^, «40. 
HowanI, George W., 186, 174, 281. 341. WL 
Howard. Joe, 4£5. 
Howard, T. C. (T. C. Houghlua). im Itt 

Howe and Bell, 399. 
Howe and St^U 476. 
Howe, George, 69. 
Howe, J. B. (Tlioruaa AudeOe Bom}, 13^ 

34, 01. 
Howe, Joseph N., 6, 69. 
Howell, Miss, 36, 
Howell, A., 15. 
Howell, T, li, 358. 
"How^ John Norton the Tmpper Sfmt 

Chruitma^*' (reading), 341. 
How land, John H., 332, 344^ £50, 
Howlett, Ed., 403. 
Howson, John, 333, 

" How* to Reform Mankind" (lecture), 4#8w 
**How^ Women Love, a Story of the SkfTa*,** 

Hoyt, Charles H., 369, 371. 383, 383, SH. 

3H5, 411,413, 414, 
Hoyt and McKee (Charles H. Hoyl and 

Prank McKee), 383. 
Ho}1 and Tltonia.<i (Charles IL Hotl and 

Charles W. lliomoi), 3^. 
Hubbanl, A. J., 304. 
Huek. Amelin, ?16. 
HucL*wn, Edmund, 393. 
I Hudjion. F. C. 83. 



Hudson. R. C. 804. 311. 

HtidjKm. W.. 103. 

Hui^, MLss. 7t2. 

Hughes, Andy and Annie, 319. 

Hughes, Archie. i84. 

Hughes, Jennie, 198. 

Hugo, Victor. iSQ. 

"Huguenots The." 170. 204. 2«0. 227. 246, 

341. 373. +46. 
Huhlsluunp. Victoria Morosini, 317. 
Huhn, Charlotte, 373. 
Hulines, 382. 
Human, Alexandre, 246. 
••Human Nature." 376. 
-Humpty Dumpty's Centennial.*' 231. 
- Hunchback, The." 25. 30. 36, 48. 50. 82, M. 

101, 212, 229, 256, 265. 272. 279, 311. 
Hunnewell. H. H.. 69. 
Hunt, little Charlotte. 403. 
Hunt, Jay. Si5. 

Hunt, lizzie, 211, 218, 223, 233, 237. 
•'Hunted I>own," 265. 
Hunter. Harry. 197. 231. 238, 274. 
Hunter, Tliomas M., 200, 201 , 21 1 , 218, 228, 

233, 237, 243. 
Hunter, Mrs. lliomas M. (Bessie Hunter), 

211, 215, 216, 218. 223, 233, 237. 250. 295. 
Hunting, Russell, 349. 378, 429. 
Huntington. Agnes, 327, 355. 
Huntington, Grace, 358. 
Hurley, Daniel, 210, 322, 884, 856. 
Hurley, Mary. 430. 
Huase}'. MUs St. George. 335. 
"HusUer. The."38*. 
Hutchings. Charlotte. 279. 
Hyen SLsters. 224. 226. 
Hyers SUters Combination, 245. 

Ihos, Henri Guillaume, 456. 

"Ice Witch, The," 121. 

"Idiot Witness. The," 133. 

"II BaHjiere di Seviglia," 45, SS, See 

••Barber of Seville." 
-II Flauto Magico." 270. See ** The Magic 

"11 Giuramento." 87. 
"IlPoliuto." 78,84, 163. 

•• II Trovatore," 32, 34. 44, SS, 72. 82. 81, 91, 

96, 134, 141. 163. 170, 202. 204, 220, 225, 

229, 246. 247. 259, 300, 317, 359. 363. 404, 

Imperial Banjo Quartette, 319. 
Imperial 0{)era Company. 109, 446. 
••In and Out of Place," 37. 
Ince, John E.. 283. 286. 
"Inconstant, llie." 94. 
" Inde|jendence Day" (song). 87. 
••Infelicia" (poems). 95. 
••In Gay New York." 458. 
"Ingersoll Answered" (Ic^^ure). 273. 
IngersoU. Colonel Itoliert G.. 273. 276, 280, 

292. 312. 318. 328. 410. 421, 432, 437, 442. 

448. 454, 459. 463, 467. 469. 
Ingersoll. William S.. 304. 311. 314. 
••Ingomar." 25. 52. 101. 128. 165. 206. 246, 

256. 272. 279. 288. 290. 298, 825, 859, 

••Injured Innocents," 874. 
Innes*s Band. 438. 443. 
"Innisfallen. or the Man in the Pit," 140. 
••In Old Kentucky." 420. 433. 447. 450. 
"Inquisitive Darkey. The," 236. 289. 248. 
••Inshavogue." 202. 
Intro{iidi. Mme.. 229. 
Invalid Aid Society. 469. 
"Invisible Prince. The." 30. 31. 80. 
"lolantlie" Company. 301. 
"Ion." 246. 279. 
lone, Mons., 32. 

"lone, or the Last Days of Pompeii," 105. 
"I PagUarn," 459. 466. 
•I PuriUni." 29, 87. 96. 259. 
"Iit^land" (lectuit*). 406. 
"Ireland and .Vnierica." 37. 
"Iieland and the Irish" (krture). 839. 
"Iit'land.XsIt Is," 37. 
"Iit^land As It Was." 141. 158. 
"Ireland in the Coming Crisis" (lecture), 

Irfif , Ettore. 122. 
"Irish Ambassador. Tlie." 37. 
"Irish Aristocracy/' 348. 
•• Irish .Assurance and Yankee Modesty," 37. 
"Irish Cai)tain, The." 82. 



''Irisb Emigfttnt,Th€." 13«, Ul, 156. 

"Irish Emigrant Girl The/* SB. 

"Irish Lion, The." IS% IW, mi, 

tri^ Nalianal Bund, 1B8. 

"Irish QueMiofi, The" (lechire), 363. 

^'Iri.^h Thrush atnd tfie Swedish Nightingale, 

'Vhsr 37. 
"Irish Tig^r» Tber 3«, 37, 1^. 
*^Iri!ih Tutor, The/' 37. 200. 
Irniii, Mile., 153. 

**!nMi Chc!it. The," 53, 64, 98, 114. ISK, 170. 
"Iron Miisk, The," IH. 
IrviDg, Miss, 15, 
Irving, Hettiy <John Henry Brcwlrib), 508, 

311, 318, 31a 351, 35«, 438, 430, 44«, 
lr\ing, Isabel (Mrs. W. H. Tbompaon), 416, 
Irving, Julia, M. 
Irviijg, W. H , 385. 
Irwin, Fbra^ 360, 
Irwin, Maj, 360, 40*, 416, 
Irwin Sbtrrs (May and Flora), 367. 
"Isle of Nymphs, The." ,S3. 
"It U 111 Playing With Edged Toob/*4S. 
"Ivanhoe" (huHe^iie), 153* 
Ivory^ Edwanl J„ 44&. 
"Ixion," imj, IDO, 

"Jack and the Beanstalk," 450. 
Jack, John Henr>% 442. 
* Jack Cade," 46, 8&, 98, 1«8, 130, «^. 251, 

^'Jack Markaway," 195. 
Jac^k^n, Mr., 83. 
Jackson, Amalia, 163, 
Jackson, Ethel (Mr?i, J. F. ZimmsmmUt Jr.)* 

475, 480, 
Jarkwn, Harry, Ifll, 181, 
Jnck^m, Hurt. UW. 
Jark-^itm, Minnie, 1j3, IH?. 
JackMtn, Peter, 415. 
Jackson, Walter, Si6, 374. 
"Jack ShepjMrd," 515. 
Jacobi, G,, 40S. 
Jacol>3, Master Jack, 318. 
Janinrs, M(Hj^., 18ti. 
" Jalma," 305, 30fi. 3H, 314, 316, 
Jante^ Edward P., 346. 

James, Louis L., 19, HS, U5, Ut. i48, iH, 

5256, ^i58, 319, 33K 381, 15S. 
Jaua^, Millie {Mn. Edgar Seideiibeff}, 

Jame5a>n, F. M., 34$, 35$. 
Jamet, Josef, 180. 18a. 19?I, *SOe. 
Janaiist^hek, Mme, Fanny fMr?i. F. C. I^- 

lot). 14(1, 149, 151, -i:!*, 2;}U. lU, 450. 
** Jane Eyre,** 185, 1J*5, ^».**, ^m «5)». 
*'Jiine Siiare," 9,1, Hti. ^8^, 
Jansen, ^larie <Ilattie M. Johtu^on), S^, 

369, 401, 415, 450, 470, 
Jarnif^howsky, Gcargina vtm, 361, 365. 
Jafianese Dfamattc Cfifji|LiHny, 474- 
Jarfjean, Vernona, ^74, 345, 
Jarrett and Palmer {Henry C Janvtt «i4 

Hany Palracrl. ia*J, t'^l, «^, €36. 
Jarrett, Daniel 374, i^ 1>, J SuIIiIp^q. 
Jarrett, Henry C, a5, 4ie, 93, 115. 
Jarveii, Deming^. 60. 

J, C. Du^^ Standard Oprm Cumpwi/. 901 
" Jeabii^ Wife, The." 31, HI. 
'*Jeannette and Jean not," S3. 
Jefferson, Charles Hnrke, 31H. 4«7, 
Jetfer^n, Jci^f ih. 80. 155, 164, 173, 185, f 15, 

255, 27y, 360. 3ir7, 40^. 116, Hi, 4^, 4f7, 

439, 440. 44^, 454. 464, 471, 4^. 
Jt'trer«>n, Joseph*' ^^- (Joseph WafTta Sti*^ 

fersonK 44'^, 465. 
Jefferson, Mp^, Jo^ph, Jr (Blaticto 

Ben<k*r>, 465, 
Jeilerwn, Kinvv and Erlflnijer fCliariia E 

jefferiiori. Mare Kkw utid A. L, Erkoea')^ 

381, 394. 
Jefferson, Tlioma-H Loclcyijr, 318, 4I«, #65, 
JeffersoD, WIKiam Winler, 464. 
Jelfries, J., 15, 
JetTries, Jack, 473, 
Jeffries, Jame^ J,^ 473. 
Jeffriesi. William, 103. 
"Jenny Lind/* 80, 185, 1^, €37. 
Jerome. Clara liollo f Mrs, Ch^ld Jenioir)* 

480, ^fv ilam. Ikllc, 
JiTome. W-illiaoa, 30 L 
*' iJewiip Brown, or tlie Sifige of Luekiiuw,*'4(k 

"Jewess, Tbe/* 87, 170 



** Jewess of Madrid, The/' 113. 

Jewett John P. and Company. 21. 

Jewett, Sara, <4«. 

••Jewish IViesl. The/* 479. 

•• Jibl)enainosa>'. The," 66. See ••Nick of the 

••Jingle/' aSl. 35«. 

Joannes, Count, 106. 173. S-e George Jooes. 
Joannes, Countess (Melinda Jones), 106. 
Jocelyn, Lucille, 415. 
••Joe," 16«. 163. 

Johann.sen, Bertha, 51, 107, 112, 122. 
••John Bull," 24. 100. 
••John Garth." 191. 
-John (;ill)ert and His Daufffater," 48. 
John H. Murray's Circus, 192. 
••John Jones," 72. 
Johnson, Miss, 145. 
Johnson and Powers (CarroU Johnson and 

George Powers). 302. 
Johnson and Slavin's Minstrels (CarroU 

Johnson and Bob Sla>nn), 362. 
Johnson. Carroll, 320. 336. 
Johnson, C. B.. 69. 
Johnson, MLss E.. 103. 
Johnson. G.. 15. 35. 61. 
Johnson. G. W.. 15, 35. 
Jolinson, Herbert. 391. 
Johnson. J.. 15. 
Johnson. Jacob T., 46. 
Johnson. J. B.. 208. 
Johnson, Master Joe. 15. 39. 
Johnson. J. P.. 385. 
Johnson. Mary^ret. 297. 302. 
Johnson. Itachel (Mrs. Barney Macauley), 

Johnson. Roliert. 142. 
Johnson. S. I).. 15, 35. U, 61. 
JohnscMi. Mrs. T.. 61. 
Jones. A\*onia. 52. 106. 
JoiKTs. Carrie, 201. 
Jones, C. F., 82. 
Jones. Kmma. 312. 

Jones, (veorge (Count Joannes), 52, 106. 
Jones. Grant and Jones. 476. 
Jones. Hcnr>' Arthur. 311. 
Jones. Dr. Joseph Stevens, 43. 

Jones. Melinda (Countess Joannes), 52, 106, 

163. 1&I. 
Jones. xNathanid D.. 100. 158, 238, 260, 274. 
Jones, Rev. Sam. 448. 
i Jones. SissieretU. 400. See Black Patti. 
Jones. Walter. 415. 464. 
Jones, Mrs. W. G., 349. 378. 380. 
Jordan. George. 81. 102. 
Joidan. H. C. 265. 
Jordan. Mrs. H. C, 247. 
••Jordan is a Hard Road to Travel" (song), 

Jordan. Jules. 343. 
Jordan. Marsh and Co.. 248. 
Jordan. Michael J.. 275. 276. 277. 
Joidans. The Flying (Mamie. Rosy, and 

Lewis). 425. 
Jose. Ricliard J.. 359. 376. 384. 385. 
Josephs. Harry. 238. 260. 274. 
Josh Hart's Theatre Comique CxMnbinalion, 

198, 209. 
••Joshua Whitcomb." 271, 279, 288. 31 1 . 319. 

328. 330. 
Jouidain. Alecia, 261. 
Joumet. Signor. 481. 
Joyce. I.aura (Mrs. Digby Bell). 224. 230. 

274. 365. 
Joyce, lillie (Mrs. Rolfe RUridge). 226. 
Juch. Kmma. 287. 288. 332, 342, 351, 368, 

Judge Brothers, 401. 
Judic. Anne Marie Louise. 323. 329. 
-Judith." 131. 

"Judith and IloI<»femes/' 386. 
Judson. K. Z. (\ See Ned Buntline. 
Jules l>e\T'H American Band. 385. 
-Julius Osar" 43. 66. 93. 173. 207. 214, 

228. 260. 308. 319. 350. 361. 
Junca, Martfl. 72, 78. 79. 80. 
Jutemu. Mons.. 268. 

"Kajanka," 371. 
KalLsch Paul. 3M. 373. 448. 
Kammerlee, (ius, 314. 3.10. 
Kara. 391 . 

Karl. Tom. 1 82. 225. 229. 252, 264, 279, 927 
343, 353. 355. 



KameSp Gikji^^. 111. 

^'Kfltbariue and Fetniduo;' 59, 98. 101, 130, 

"Kathleen Mnvounieen/* 141, 165. 
'^K&iiy O^Sltrd." 105, lUO. 
"Kilty Hid;" 178. 
*- Kilty Uve Hot Cora Girl/' 2^- 
Kawakami, Otto. 474. 

Keach, K. F.. 45, m. 

Ketttu Cbarks. HO, 1«4, 

Kmii, Mrs. Charles (Allien TVec), 124, 

Keefe, Joseph P., 148. 

Kectie, Mr., 97. 

Keene, I^ura, 114. 

KeeJie, Tltomas VV. (Thomas Eki^leson), 266* 

tm, £(jD, 374, ass, 318, 411, 427. 
Keboe, Bhhop J. J., 410. 
Keith and VvocioT (B. F, Keith aod F, F, 

Ploctort, ^70, 
KeiUr, Professior Harry, 556. 
Kelleber, Louis, 3tl4. 
KoUer, Hekji, 400. 
Kellewl. John E., 401, 460, 461, 473, 
Kello^K, Charles D., +38, 
KellfJ**K, Ckra LouL«e (Mrs. C^rl Strakosch), 

87, m>.9:J, !*S, mj, IU,1««, 13-^,1.50, 103, 

193, ^lii, ^^K €30, 45^, €61 , Sft7, 31 d- 
Kello^ Eiij;^!]^ Opera Company^ i&)^^ ili7, 

Kelloj^, Fanny, 235, 443. 
Kellii^jj, Crertnide, *»47, 350. 
K^Uy and OHrien. ^67. 
Kelly and Ryaji ( Jobij T. Kelly and T^<Hims 

J. Rvnn), ^01. 
Ki4l>', Harry, 450. 473. 
Kelly, ■! allien, 174, 
Kelly. J. D., 174. 
Kelly, Hon. John, 373. 
Kelly. John W. {The RolUni? ^^|11 Man), 401 . 

41 U 444. 
Kelterlxirn, Dr. Loub, 433. 
Kemhle, E. W., 450, 401, 
KeinbK J. R. ^17. 
KerHkl, Mr^. W. U. (formeHy Mudge Rob- 

ertjion)* 39K 

Kendal, W. IL {Vfmam Hunter Gfimafeoh), 

Kendall, Ezra, 4dt. 
Kendrit^k, Miss, 103, 
'*KeiiiIwi;>rth/* ^6. 
KeiiDedy, Harry (maaajc^), 305. 
Kennedy, Harrj' {ventrilo<|niAt>, SSI. 
Kenihedy, J- L. and Co,, U>^. 
Kennedy, Miehae! An^^kv 47^ 47^5, 
Kentiy, Charles* Horace, 304, 
Kent Chirbi ^84, ^l, 9»4. 23^. 900, JOl, 

304, 311, 338. 
Kent, F. I., 8^. 
Kent, Mrs, F. I , Se. 
Kent Frank. 219. 
Kent Smith and Traiiiff, IS. 
"Kentuckians, The,*' 30. 
'"^Kentnckian'sTrip to New York iti IBlIk 

A,*' 73. 
Kenway, G. F., 16S. 

Kancll BrrithcM^ { Harry and John), SI6, 3^ 
Kernel^ Harrj. ^^9, ^, 376. 
Kemelt John, 384. 
Kerns, Frank, 11*H, IflH. 
'KerryGtHv, The,'* seas. 
Kersa^d±>, Billy, J07. 
Kerwan. H, 371. 
Kelrhnm, Georjji* F., 107. 
Kidder, J. G„ 60. 
Kidder, Kathr?'n (Mr<f, E»uiA Katifjusa 

An*,pHclver), 43<S, 437, 44**. 
Kilby, Quincy, 305, 284, 336, 41S. 419- 
Kilfjour, Joseph, 471. 
Kil|Hitrick, General Jnd^ison F,, 16B. 
KimbHll. Jennie, 130, 13€, 197. 
KimlMtll. M. Day, m. 
KinjT, C. E., m. 
Kinj?, Hudojf, mh 
King, S., 301. 
King, Wallaw.€G7. 
" King and the Mimic, The, ' SL 
"King John," 3K 170. 
**King Jjear." 36, 53, 89, 08, 131, Uh «j^ 

"King of the Ctnnmons, The,** IH. 
" King Heine's Danghter/* 76. 161. 
^^KingSani." 375- 



Kingdon. Edith (Mrs. George Gould), 284, 
«95. SOI, 30^.304. 306. 

Kingsland, Mr., 80, 98. 

Kingsley, Oniar (Ella Zoyara), 81. 

Kingsley SUlcrs, 460. 

"Kings Pleasure. The." 319. 36«. 

"King's lUval, The,'* 164. 

Kiralfy, Arnold, i03. 

Kiralfy, Bolossy, 160, 203. 323, 854, 359. 

Kiralfy Brothers, 323. 327, 332, 838, 341. 

Kiralfy, Erailie, 203. 

Kiralfy. Haniola, 160. 203. 

Kiralfy. Inire, 160, 203, 328. 

Kiralfy. Katie, 203. 

Kirby. Mn. Hudson, 15, SO, 31, 36, 43, 44, 
50. 64. 

Kirk. Edward N., 22. 

" Kiss in the Dark, A." 24. 

- Kit. the Arkansas IVaveller." 162. 190. 191, 
201. 211, 219. 234. 245. 256. 268, 276, 284, 
295. 305. 314. 321. 338. 348. 

Klafsky. Katharina Lohae, 436, 442. 

Klaizy. Elmma, 224. 

Klaw and Erlanger (Marc Klaw and Abra- 
ham L. Erlanger). 255. 

Klein. Alfred. 460. 461. 

Kk>in. Charles. 460. 

Kneisel. Franz. 343. 

Knight, E. N.. 363. 368. 459. 

Knight. (m)rge S., 260. 288, 343. 

Knight. Mrs. George S. (Sophie Worrell). 
288, 343. 

"Knight of .\na. The." 101. 

KnouK Mrs. Carrie E.. 330. 331. 

Koert-Kroiiold. Selnia. 4(H. 414. 

KopiMtz. Charles. 120, 127. 135. 

KcksttT and Bial, 473. 

KrauH. Knist. 448. 456. 465. 

Kreinsmann, Mr. 51. 

Kruger. (^liarles, 331. 

Kuhn. MIhh. 71. 

Kuhns, Morris S.. 350. 

Kunkel. George, 228. 

Kyle. Howard. 442. 477. 

-Ia Bayadere." 216. 

"La Belle Helene." 142. 242. 329, 417. 

-La Belle Poule," 242. 

"La Belle Sauvage** ("Pocahontas**), 185. 

Lablache. Louise. 328. 343. 

Lablache. Mrae.. 258, 269, 326. 

"La Boheme.** 466. 

Labofde. Mme.. 73. 76. 

"La Boulangere a des fecus,** 242. 

Lackaye. Mrs. Wilton, 384. See Alice Evans. 

Lackaye. Wilton. 459. 460. 461, 464, 478. 

"La Corde Sensible.** 99. 

"La Cosacjue.** 324. 

l^c>'. Harry. 451. 480. 

"La Darae BUnche.'* 108. 170. 320. 

Ladd. Hattie Belle (Mrs. George Shiekls), 

"I^adies* Battle. The.** 473. 
Ladies* Schubert Quartette, 326. 
"Lady Ashley.** 323. 
**Lady Audk-y*s Secret." 154. 168, 229. 
"I^dy Clancarty.** S44. 
" Lady of Lyons, The.** 25. SO. 36. 48. 50. 52, 

80. 98. 101. 124. 132. 163. 164. 171. 172, 

203. 214. 220. 224. 235. 241, 253, 272, 279. 

292.311,343. 359. 415. 
"Lady of the I^ke. The.'* 112. 
"U FavoriU.** 30. 78, 141. 225. 229. 
l^ayette. Priscilla, 406. 
"Ia Ferame a Papa,** 324. 
"I/.\ffaire d*une Melodic,*' 461. 
" U Figlia del Uegginicnto.** 269. See "The 

Daughter of the Uoginient.** 
" La Filk- de Madarm- Aiigot.** 206, 230. 242, 

" U Fille du TanilMMir Major." 276. 
"L*.\fricaine,** 152, 299. 
"I^ Gazza Ijidra'* ("Tlie Maid and the 

Magpie**). 182. 
"I^ (;ioconda." 309. 311. 
"I A Ciiselle," 94. 
I^i C^rande Duchesse." 142. 153.206.242, 

268, 329. 
La Grange. Anna de, 33. 42, 48, 141, 152. 

See .\nna de I.a Ci range. 
I^agrifToul. Moiis.. 133. 
••I^ Joie Fait IVur." 99. 
"U Jolie Parfunieuse.** 230, 242. 329. 
"La Juive,** 320. 



'' La IxjCJiudieru," 4U8. 

"Lb MMrstiiUaisi-," 37, 

"1^ MA,-*(x>tte/* 3i4, 3^9. 

Uiinh, EfJ, 95. 

Ijunh, Fmnk E., 304, dm, 348. 

Laiuli« Thomas, 69. 

L*mibtle, AUne, 14i2, 145, 

LELmboc<;tta, ^giioT* 7'^, 

*'Liunbi* Big Pour, The" (JeffiefHia De 

Ang^ti-s, WiUi<> CoUirr, Cbuki Hopper 

and FriU Wil lianas), 464*. 
** Lambs' Gtmh>l Tlit/' 4€0. 
'*L\\iw«> FriU,'* 404. 
La.Tiikiii, Grace Mae» 430. 
La Mooduf^. Frank, 376, 
Latnpf^* ll&iry, m, im. 
*' Latitaailiire lji3&^ The," ISO* 
Ljiiiawter, M\s.% t54. ^GL 
Lander k. HeDJumin, 477- 
Lander, Fr*derifk, gftfl. ^2D8, 
Lender, Mrs. Jeau DiivenpoH (Mrs. Fred* 

trie W. Litnder), IMJ, 150, «37. See Je^D 

Margaret Davenjuirt. 
Lundj, SigncMtnit, 53. 
"Land of the Midnight Suo» The" (lecture), 

Laijdolf (costiimer), 408. 
Lane, Clara Fn»ic(»« (Mrs. J. K. Murraj), 

IjiTie, John A., aiJJ, 3j0, 105. 
Ldtier^ii, Jame<& W., 97, 243, 2d5, S9S. 
I^uijf, Henrietta, 75. 
Ijfmg, Joe, 197. 
Ungdori, C, W., 374. 
Lflnge, I'jiilL 4^4, 436. 
L^ngley, (ifOfj^ts 153. 
Latigtry, Mrs. Lily, 340, 344. 
Ijiciiicr, Margarrt, tl5, ^76. 
"La r¥ri(*ole;* 173, 'iU. ^m, 3«9. 
*'La Phtie et U^ Beau Temps,*' 99, 
"La Prima Donnft," 33. 
"Lli PriiK^esst* Geor^^/* 480. 
La llegaliineitft, 404. 
Ui Hosa. Mile,. 1:U. 
"La Hose dc St. Fieiir," 99. 

Laisc^Ile BpoUiers. 156. 

"La Sotinambula,'* «8, 31, B7, 90. Ill, «5». 

^69, ^9*1, -MK 317. 
"L\ysomraoir," «69. 
"Last Slruke. llje,'* 444. 
IjfttJiTop, Gecjfge Parsons, 436. 
"La Tosca" (opem), 4SL 
"Lii Toseii" (play), 360, 414, 438, 454, 4m. 
"La TraviaU," 53, 7i, 78, 84. 300, 3^6, 546, 

38S^ 45tJ, 479. 
Laugh lirj, Antja. 415. 
Ijava%^>r, Moiis., J 53. 
T>avielli» Moie. Ijefini, 193. 
"La Vie Pari ietitie." 400, 430, 3i9. 
"L««' fur Ladles,*' 37. 
Law lor. Frank. 477, 
Lavv'lor and Tht^mton (C. B. Lawlor Atid 

Jfiuies Tliijumton}, 3*50* 
I^wn-ntv, AtkiuiR, 479. 
J^wrence, Ed, 378. 
X^wton, Frank. 41f . 456, 
Leach, Hiineas, 4^*, 498, 304, 31 L 3H. 
"I^nli/* 143, 144, l.'i4, 310, S4», S43, 354. 

359, 360, 364, 455, 
l-cake. W. H.. &S. 
** lieap Year," 445- 
I^eathe and Monlagitr, 446, 
lx\Hvitt, Andrew J.. 438. J)85, ♦Ot. 
ijf^avitt's <irdnd English Opera Burksqtx 

CuuifKirty. 476. 
'^Le Bai Cos^luine," 344. 
Le Brun, Mrs., 88, 98. 
"Le Chanson de Fartunio,** 153, 
"Le Cid," 48L 
Lc Clutr, John, 394. 
Le Claire, Augusta, 84. 
Ia* Claire, Laura. 84, 197. 
l^-jerci], Carlotta, 163, ld4, 1^, «05, €1L 

"Le DinUe Ainonreux," St, 
IjediK% Mons,, 153. 
Ijee, Ada, ^53. 
Lee, Henry. Jr., 69. 
lA?t, JenTiy, IftO. 
Lee. IJUian, 349. 
Lee, William H., 153. 
Lees, Miss, 103. 



-Le Feu au Couvent/' 99. 

Le Hay, John (John Healy), 487. 

Lehman, Mons. A., 99. 

liehraan, Anna, 34. 

liehraan, Caroline, 32. 

I^hman, Flora, 32. 

liehman, Julie, 32, 99. 

Uhman-Kalisch, UWi, 363, 378, 448. 

liehinan, MLs8 M. A., 99. 

Lehmanji, The. 49. 78. 

Lehr. C, 15. 

Leif^h, Helen, 284. 

Leif^hton, Hose, 281. 

Lelliott, Basch and Lelliott. 476. 

Le Mack, Tom (Thoma« McGlone), 376. 

Iceman, Walter M., 128. 130, 136. 151. 

"Le Moineau dc Lesbie," 37. 

Lemon, Marguerite, 469. 

Le Moyne, William J.. 82. 83. 100, 188, 287. 

" Lend Me Five Shillings," 360. 402. 482. 

Lennon, Nestor. 376, 407. 

liennox. Walter. St., 83, 330, 331. 

Leonard, Ambrose (D. A. Leonard, A. W. 
Leonard). 148. 151, 166, 175, 183. 

Leonard, Joseph, 6. 

Leonard Grover*s German Opera Gxnpany, 

I^eonhardt, Susie, 368. 

** liconore,** 64. 

lieopold and Geraldine, 174. 

Leotard fg>Tnnast), 149. 

**U Petit Faust," 173, 206. 

" Ije IMano de Berthe," 99. 

"liP I'ortier," 99. 

IiP|>n, .Vinalia, 286. 

"liP Pro|)hete," 311, 320. 

"lies Brigands," 173, 268. 

" liPs Cent Vierges." 206. 

"lies Deux Aveugles," 161. 

" lies Dragons de Villars," 242. 

"liCS Jurons de Cadillac." 164. 

lioslie, ELsie (Elise lieslie Lyde, Mrs. Jeffer- 
son Winter), 465. 

licjtlie. E. M., 128. 

Leslie, Mrs. E. M. (Mrs. Thomas H. Bums). 
128, 137. 

liCslie, Harry, 156. 

"Les Miserables" (novel), 256. 

"Les Noces de Jeannette," 91. 

"Les Papillons" (ballet), 259. 

"Les l'au\Tes de Paris," 63. 

Les PetitH Hou.H.<ielles, 208. 

Lessing, Madge, 450, 458, 475. 

"Lesson for Husbands, A," 100, 141. 

Lester and Allen's Minstrels (William Lester 

and Paul Allen), 326. 
L'Estrange. J. F., 175. 
"L'Etrangeie," 280. 
"Le Ultimo Ore di Cristofoio Cotombo** 

(redUtion), 325. 326. 
Levantine. Fred F. (Fred F. Pioctor), 270. 
Le\ick, GusUvus. 194. 211, 214. 216. 218. 

222. 223, 233. 237. 
licvick, Milnes, 228. 272. 279. 310. 
**Le Voyage en Suisse," 280. 
Levy Concert Company, 316. 
UvT. Jules. 224. 226. 235. 278. 316. 361. 400. 
licwis, Ada (Mrs. John Parr). 466. 
Lewis and Ryan (Tom Lewis and Sam 

Ryan), 476. 
liewLH, Catherine, 274. 
liewis, George, 376. 
licwis, Horace (Horace Lewis Smith), 254. 

255, 257. 
Lewis, James, 144, 145. 148. 150, 151. 
licwis, Tom. 376, 476. 
licwis. Master Walter, 378, 380. 
Libby. Gertrude, 403. 
Lilierati, Signor, 421. 
"Lilierty" (lecture). 276. 
"Lilierty Bell. Tlio." 440. 
" lilierty of Man, Woman, and Child, The** 

(lecture). 437. 
Lichtenlierg. lieopold, 341. 
IJchtmay, Ix>ui*ie. 170, 202. 
LieWer and Co.. 477. 
" I jfe in a Convent" (lecture), 172. 
"Ijfe of an Actresw, The," 50. 
"Life of Christ, The" (UbJeaux), 395, 483. 
"Life of Pleasure. A," 429. 
"Life's Re\-enge, A," ISO. 
"Lili," 324. 
Lilliuokalani, Queen, 346. 



"L'lllustone d' un Pittore." 62- 

"Lily of Killamey, The;' *230. 

•VDmerick Boy, The/* 37, 75, 95, 190. 

"Limited aUiL The." 39L 

Liiicolu, L^Tf^ident Abraliom, 85, 114, 115« 

116, 379. 
Lincoln, Benjamin, Q9. 
Lincoln, FrtxleJic \V., 09. 
Lincoln, L. J. B., 400. 
Lincoln, Secretary J{obert T, t97. 
Lincl, Karl, i!^9. 
** Linda di Chamoimi.*^ 42. 53, 87, 141, 164, 

rro, 300. 

Linden, Ernesit, 3J7. 

Lindh, Marcelk 404, 414, 424. 

Lingard, Dickie (Hfirriet Saxah Dunnmg, 

Mr^. David Dalsuel), mH. 
Lingtird, James^ 0^. 
Linifhom, Mr., 71. 
Lino, Master H., 2]J>, 
"Lion of Nuhia, The, or the Hunters of the 

Nile," 165. 
••LiMi Tamer, The/' 40L 
Liftman, Al S., 460, MU. 
Idpomn* Clam (Mrs. I4>ui?* Mann), 327 » 475. 
Lippilt, Genera! F. J„ 185, 
••Lischen & FritTciien," 153. 
Li stem an n, BenilmrrJ. filHit. 
Li,«*ton, Alfred, 267, 27 L 
Li."?toii, Hudson, 477. 
Lilt, Jarah, 474. 
Lit la, Marie, 26 L 
"Lillle B^refool," 105, 160, 195, 205, 213, 

2.11), S2L 
'VLitlle Dttedive, The," 165p 168, 219. 
Little, Dick, 207. 
'•'LiMle Em'ly," 22 L 
Litllefield, Chiirles W.. 470. 
IJUle, Frank, 22^, 333. 
"Little Hero, The" (poem), 226. 
Little Mar, 157. 217. 
"Liltle NelL" 1 W, 1,>I, l«R, 220. 
"Li Hie Nell and I he Mflichiones*." See 

"Littie NVIl." 
tittle Nell, t he Ca h fornix Diamond (Relene 

Dam-niy). 178. 
•IJttle Uebel, The," 219. 

"Little Toddtekins,*^ 52, 62. 

"Little Trcaaute The." 51, i&, 101. 18«. 

Little Tuefldiiy, 391. 

"Live Lidian, The," 125. 

Livermore, Mrs. Mary A., 30L 

Living5stoii, May, 28 L 

Lloyd, J., 403. 

'Loan of a Lover, The," 15, 22, «4, m. 94, 

Locke, D. R. (Pelioleum V, Nanby), 100. 
Lw ke, E. A., 220, 260. 
Locke, GeoTge E. (Yankee Loc^e), 173, isa 
liuder, Minnie, 198, 
Lod^, John E., 68, 69. 
Logan, Alice, 330, 331. 
L4)gEn, Celia, 298. 
"Lohengrin," 239. 240, 246, 300, 320, 331, 

342, 35L 373, 389, 424, 430, 448, 457, 466, 
'*]x»|a Montez, or Cutching a GoTemor," 

Lolo, Sylve.sttr anci Lola, 345. 
"London Assur^noe," 53, 62, 92, flS, 100, 

London Gaiety Company, 455* 
Ijoiig, ElizA, 15S. 
Lou^^* lkm% Professor Henry Wadsworth, 4S, 

74, 278, 406. 
"I^ig Strike, The," 160, 163, 171, 225. 
Lonnen. E- J., 373. 
"Lord Dundreary Married and Settled,' 

204, 225. 
"Ijorfl FLini(fan." 141. 
'*Lorti Harry," 360. 
Lorini, Domrnico, 29, 73, 9S, 
*'I^rie," lOO, 213. 
*^Lorlie\s Wedding." 106. 
LoHce, Frwnk, 3+H, 374, 376, 474, 
"Ixjslot Sea," 212. 
"Lost, Strayt^l or Stolen," 451. 
Lothian, Carrie. 264. 
tjothian, Charles E,. 252. 311. 
Ijothian, NflT>ier, 10, Kl>, 165, 175, 197. 2iO, 

226, 22ft. 23f>, 239. 247, 248, 272, 276, 302, 

321, 322, 418. 419. 
fjothian, ^trn. Napier, 122, 
lx>thtati, Naper, Jr„ 211, 216. 233, 243, 2115, 

275, 276, 313, 32L 



Lolhrop, Rev. Samuel K., 147. 
VXotta (Charlotte CraUree). 19, 149. 154, 165, 

168. 178, 179. 180. 213, 2^. 902. 
"Lottery of Life. The." 206. 
-Lottery Ticket. The," 100, 186. 
Lotti. Signor. 114. 163. 
liotus Glee Club. 325. 341. 
•Louis XI. • 121. 170. 308. 819, 851, 852. 
Louise Mai^erite. La Petite. 319. 
••Love/' 25. 48. 272, 274. 279. 290. 
"Love and Money." 301. 
-Love Chase. The." 24, 25, 74, 76, 94. 
Lovell. Tom. 208. 
**Love*s Labour's Lost" (protean akdch), 

"Love's Mas4{uerade." 154. 
"Loves Sacrifice." 101. 226. 359. 
Low. MLss W.. 151. 
Lowe. II.. 250. 
Loyal Song. llie. 391. 
Lubomirsky. l*rincc. 248. 
Lucas. Sam. 245. 267. 
Lucca. Pauline. 193, 202. 
Lucette. Madeline (Mn. J. H. Ryley), 278. 
"Lucia.'* See "Lucia di Lammennoor." 
"Lucia di Lammermoor." 32. 33. 44. 53. 79. 

82. 87. 96. 106. 134. 141. 20-^. 363. 446. 
Lucifers. 425. 
Luckstone, Harry. 412. 
LucLstone. Minnie. 330. 331. 
"Lucretia Boards-llere" (afterpieoe). 134. 
"Lucretia Borgia" (drama). 101. 106. 154. 
"Lucretia Borgia, M. D.." 153. 
" Lucrwda Borgia" (ofiera). 30, 32. 53, 72, 91. 

96, 141, 225. 
Ludlam, IIeiir>', 318. 
Ludlowe, Henry (Henry Ludlam). 318. 
Ludwig, William (William Ledwich). 332. 

342. 351. 356. 862, 365. 366. 384, 385, 478. 
Lulu, Little, 298. 301. 
Lumlianl, Juk% 241. 
Lun<k*, Aagot, 436. 
Lupo, Mile., 172. 
"Lurline." 166. 180. 
Lurline (the Water Queen), 229. 
Lyceum Theatre Company of London. 308. 


Lydia Thompson Troupe, 166, 253, 864. 

Lyman, George W\. 69. 

Lynch, Nellie, 450. 

Lynden, Sylvia, 477. 

Lyons and Leaiy. 267. 

Lyons. Edmund D., 374, 478. 

Lyons. John, 378. 

"Lyons Mail. The." 809, 351, 352. 

Lyster. Mr.. 15. 24. 

Lytell, William U., 268. 

Maas. James. 220. 

Maas. Joseph. 205. 247. 

"Macbeth." 40, 43, 51, 66. 86. 89. 94. 98, 

104. 112. 121. 126. 131. 145, 149. 150, 151, 

170, 173. 191. 220. 234. 235. 239. 256. 260. 

262. 343. 350. 360. 362. 370, 434, 473. 
Maccaferri, Signor. 96. 99. 
MacDonaM. Sadee. 407. 
Ma<xk>nald, William 11., 280, 827, 848, 858, 

355, 454. 460, 461. 
MacDowell, William Melbourne. 413. 414, 

442, 47a 
Mace, Jem. 169. 
Mace. Pooley, 169. 
MacInt>Te, Marguerite. 481. 
Mack, .\ndrew (William Andrew McGkne). 

451, 4M. 
Mack, Bob, 267. 
Mack, Pete, 302. 
Mackay, Charles, 402. 
Mackay. Frank F., 196. 
Mackay, John .\.. 281, 841. 
Mackay. Robert, 378. 
Mackay, Robert ( ., 69. 
Mackin and Wibioii (James R. Mackin and 

Francis Wibon». 210. 216. 217. 
Macnichol. Ijzzie (Mrs. Fratu Vetta). 362, 

368. MH, 403. 459. 
"Madame Angi>t's Child." 207, 212. 
"Madame Sans (icne.*' 436. 437. 
Madden, Charts, 201. 
Maddock, Jcisie. 224. 

Madison Square Tlieatrc, New York, 8»2. 
Maixler, Clara Fisher. 284. 
Maffitt and Bartholomew (James S. Klaffitt 



and W. H. Bartholamcw), IIM. 230, ^1, 
Maffitl. Jaines S., 231. 238, 274, 40L 

''Mugtjit* Murpliy'ij liom^** {sotig\ 309, 409. 
•'Magic Fhite, TLe** (optTa), 17U, 17U *2^9- 
"MagJL* Flute, The'* (panlomime), 33* 
•^ iLiguinnls CadeLs, The** (song), 205. 
Mapjinub, Daniel J., 130, 138, 144, 145, 

151, 155, nm 175. no, 177, iso, isi, iss, 

1%, 200. 205, ail, 214, 215, 218, 221, 
222, 223, 225, 226, 233, 237, 250, ^S, 254, 
256, 265, 2BB, 26», 275, 277, 2B3, 280, 490, 
203, 2W, 295, 290, ^98, 300, 311, 314. 31Q, 
a£5, 338, 348, 357, 358, 374. 

Moguire and lUsley*s ImjienAl Japaoe^se 
Troiijx\ 134. 

Mo^uire, Thamas, 134, 

Mtthn*s Comic Opera Coiopony^ 281, 

Mutimiey, T., 243. 

"Maid and tlie B^Iagpie, The/* (See "La 
ihizza LjLclni/* 

* Mwd of Marit^tidorpt, ITic/* 4B. 

«Maid s IWg^y, Ibe," 64. 

l^dme. La Petite, 155, 

Maine MemoriEil Monudent Fund, 458. 

MajiUans, 180, 181, 184, 104. 

Miiloney, J, J., 204. 

Malvitia, Mis^, l(k3. 

Mamert, IJiljcjTUti, 286, 305, 342. 

**Man and Wife, or Mtire Secretii than One " 
(by Arnolfl), 24, 25, 109. 

"Sian and Wife** (by Wilkie Collins), 168, 

Manelip^ter and Jenninf^, SIO. 

MandneUi, Signor, 481, 482. 

" Muniac's Tear. The** (redtation}, 164. 

" Mimkirid,*^ ,S.17, 374. 

Mann, I^nis, 327, 475. 

Manners, Joeiephine, 6L 

Maiini, S^gnor, R4. 

Mainiini^, lie v. J. M., 146, 

**^Inn o* Airlie, live," 214. 

*'Mnn of the World, A." 391. 

"Man of Ihe World, Tho.** 73. 

Manola, Manoii, 354, 392, 412, 422, 

"Manon," 326. 

Mansfield, FUchard, 202, 374, 40L 
Mantell, Robert Bruce, 344. 449. 
MantclU, Muu*., 468. 
"Man witb the Irou Mask, The, * 1^ Sop 

"The Iron Ms^kr 
**MBLn3tnian, The,*' 422. 
Matmti'u Cotu»tanza, 44, 
^Vlaple^n, Colonel J. 11., 25H, 280, 299, 9M 

I^laple^OD Opera Company^ ticv H«7 Slajer 

ty*s Opera Cooapany. 
Mara, Frank, 330, 331. 
^'Marbk^ Heart, T!wf,** 46, 150, 195, 196. 
Marehesi, Clotilde, 184. 
Marehe^i, Signor, 317* 
Marchetti^ jjonise, 202. 
''Mart-h of the Silvpr ,\rmy," 305, 
Marden, E^iward E., 418. 
Mank-hoi, MaimV, 277. 
Matel3^>k, Max, 40, 48, 5$, 225, 2I«. 
Mai^t^k, Ihline, A, B., 234. 
** Margery,** 417. 
**Maigot,** 99, 105, 160. 
"Marit Anldmlt**,'* 141, 150, 317, 471, 
Marie, Misn, 305, 314. 
Marie, Paola, 268. 
Mannaotir Mane, 260. 
Mario, Signc>r {Ca^aJIetr di CModUaj^ ff^ 

Marion, George, 359, 466, 472, 
''MariUns," ^, 141. 32li, 363. 
.Markhain, Lillian, 412. 
r^Urkhum. Pauline, 166, 190. 
Marlovk and Dnnbam (Frank Marlotr mad 

Ben Dunkmi), 419. 
Ma^lo^^e, Julia (Sarah Frances Praist, Iktn* 

Itoliert 1 alierK 360, 373, 399, 40i. 410^ 

Marlon^e, Owen, 97. 
'^Murriafi*? of Figaro, The," 16L 170, HI, 

259, .^S42. 
"Marriage of Jeannette, Tbe,^ 331, 
** Marrie<l for Mojjey," 62, 

MHrried Life,** 94, 226. 
Miirs, Enimzu 216. 

Marsh, Faiiny [ Mri. im»c B, Rjdi}, 251. 
MaishalJ, Ffed, 246. 



Marshall Mrs. Margaret. 49, 61, 71, 82, m, 

Marshall. Onana. 50, 71. 82. 
Marshall, Wyzeman, 48, 64. 81. 90, 102. lOS. 

Marteau. llcnri, 408. 
Martens Trio. 345. 
••Martha," 87. 108. 141. 170, «04. 990, M9, 

300, ^2, 359, 361, 389. 
Martin, Ma.ster. 188, 184, 210. 
Martin, Tom, 402. 
Martinetti, Mme., 78. 
Martinetti family. 78. 
Martinetti, l^acio, 271, 415, 460, 461. 
Martinetti, Ij^atius, 78. 
Martinetti. Julian, 78. 
Martinetti. Paul, 382. 
Martinetti, Master Paul, 78. 
Martinetti. Philippe, 78. 
Martinez. Isidora, 800, 320. 
Martinot, Sadie (Mrs. Fred Stinson, Mrs. 

IxMiis F. Nethersole), 433, 484, 442. 
-Martyrs, The." 80. 
Blarvelle*s Birds and Dogs, 867. 
Marvin, Helen, 474. 
••Mary Green" (son^), 899. 
•Mary Stuart," 37, 131, 184, 140. 141, 150, 

174. 229. 234. 239. 817. 478, 48S. 
Marzetti. Mme.. 32. 49. 64. 
Marzetti. Louis. 32. 49, 64. 
"Masaniello," 32. 154, 164. 
Mascagno. Ernesto. 287. 
Ma,scarino. Mile.. 287. 
•Mascot. The," 290. 
Ma-scotti. Signor. 389. 
"Masked Ball. 'IV" (opera). 87, 868. 
"Masked Ball. Tlie'* (|>lay), 402. 
Maskell, Mrs. Adela Dauncey, 230. 
" Masks and Faces." 61. 64. 161. 206. 212. 
Mu.son, .\delaide Manola, 413. 
••MiLson and Ixx'tcnroith." 51. 
Mason and Sli<lell, 90. 
Mason. Charles Kemble. 81. 172. 
Mason. Edith. 459. 

Mason. John B.. 363. 892. 412. 422. 464. 468. 
'* Mas4|ue of I'andora, Tlie." 278. 
Massachusetts Uifle Association. 241. 

Massachusetts Sokliers* Fund, 94. 

Massen. LouLs. 434. 442, 451. 

Massenet, Jules, 326, 481. 

Mas.similiani, Siji^or, 114, 122. 

Matema, Amalia, 320, 414. 

Mather, Cotton, 22. 

Mather, Maigaret (Mrs. Emil Haberkom, 

Mrs. GusUve Pabst). 310. 318, 319, 828. 

343, 345, 354, 357. 360. 3&I, 455. 
Mathew, Father Tlieobaki, 374. 
Mathews, Charies, 61. 
Mathias, Yrca (Birs. Francois Ravel), 82. 
••Mathias Sandorf," 359. 
^Uttfekl, Marie, 436. 448. 465. 479. 
MaUhews and Bulger (J. Sherrie Matthews 

and Harry Bulger). 411, 465. 
Matthews, J. Sherrie, 421. 
Matweef Duo, 476. 
••Maud" (poem), 805. 
Maugin, Mons., 82. 
Maurel. Virtor. 204. 468. 472. 
Maurer. Marie. 414. 424. 436. 
Maurice Grau*s French Open Company. 

Maven>fTer, Amalia. 408. 
Mawson. Edward H.. 801. 
Blax Maretzek*8 Grand Italian Opera, 192, 

MaxwTll. Barr>% 878. 
May. ^>^na (Edna May Petty. Mrs. Fretl J. 

Titus). 455. 479. 
May Fiske H Blondes, 180. 
May, Olive (Mrs. Henry Guy Carieton). 468. 
Mayer. Ella ( Mr». John T. Craven). 295. 297. 

298. 314. 407. 
Mayo. Frank (Francts Maguire). (Mk. 118, 

120. 121. 128. 130. 132, 152. 171. 182, 204, 

211. 215. 2SI. 243. 280. 312. 320. 341. 365, 
Mayo. Mrs. Frank. 184. 
•• Mazeppa," 86. 192. 
Mazuz-.Xliaoro .\nihA. 876. 
Mazzoliiii, FninnNCo. 105. 122. 182. 
M. B. l.M\itt\s (figantean MinstreK 284, 

Mr.Vckio. William. 363. 
McAndrews, J. W.. 210. 
McAvoy. Dan. 442. 



Mc-Cabe, Frank. 407. 

McCaiin^ Geraldine, 416. 

McCarthy, Jastiti, Sm, 344, 

Mdl'aiihv, Prcjfeftsor T., 2^6. 

McCartj% Liiwreiice J., aW, *245. €76, 592, 

33212, 380, 307. 418. 
MtCa^U Ojiera Company, 318, 328, 
MlCoIUh, a. W, F., 2S), «81, 
McConndl, H. B., ^10. 
McCormatk, Louis M., 383, WB, 
MKL'oy, JamesS, l(i*J. 
McCn^ry, Wallaw, €S1, 30«. 
M(<-'uU<K.-h, Isatx-l, 152, 3tf4. 
McCuUoQi. Jam?3 C, 13«, 154, ««9. 
Mt<.'uUmigJi, JoliD, 88, 08, 1(H. *a4, 3fi&, 

241, ^51 , S53, 259, 903, 288, ^»2. 203, ^08, 

309, 3irK 
Mr[>qU<Hlgb, John, 1376. 

MrElroy, J. G. B., 383. 

Mt<;ralh, Thomas H., «^, tW, $U, 

McGuckiii, Barton, ,151. 

MeHenry, Ndlie (Mrs. John Webster), B^, 
303, 427. 

Mthjttish, Burr, 301, 461. 

Mcintosh, Tom, Wl. 

MeKee, Jam&«, 210. 

McKenna, Rev. P. A., 432. 

"McKenna*s Flirtation/* 39L 

McLaugliliii, Ellen A„ 346. 

RlcLauRhiin, Colond J. H.,«fl«. 

Mcl^niighlin, William, 415, 

Mcl><*lliin, Jennie. 33S, 

McMiihon, Mrs., 50. 

Mr>L'ihoti, John, ^62. 

McNally, John J., 27*, 

McNary, JoKii T., 243. WQ. 

McNish, Frsink E., 2m), 356. 

McNbh, John?^n and SlaWn'^ IVIinsti^U 
(Frank McNish. CaitoU Johnson and Bob 
Sla\-in), 324, 325, 336, $40, 350. 

MoNulty, Rev. J. J., 406. 

McWade. Robert, 154, 335, 442, 

**M. Dirhalumrau,'* 33. 

Mrade, James A.. 277. 

"Measure for ^lensnrp,' 434. 

** Medea," 52, 64, 131, 23», 

* Med] I 

r 33. 

Medofii Signoriiia, 105, 

Meek, Kalt?^ 284. 

"Mefi^tofele,'" 27B, 311, 

M^Mili^, Anna, 165. 

Meig!* Sisters, 287. 

Meiistinger, Loniijc, 363. 

MeLlja, Nelhe (lioni ^titeheli, Mi^. Ch«rk^ 

Armstrong), 456, 465, 481. 
Meldrum, Robert S., 164, 
Melford, Austin. 366. 
Mclodcon. 7, 4.5, 53, 60, 70, 113, 
Melton, J. v., 238, 
MeUille, Geoi^, 308. 
MeK-ille, Julia, 216, 226. 
Melville, Itase, 465. 
Melville and ^tson (Janet Meld lie and 

E valine Stetson), 391. 
** Menace of Uomaniiim*' (mogiuine aftif^)^ 

Mendelssohn (Felix MendrUsuhn-Bartliol^ 

dy), 382. 
MeiHleljisohij Quintette Chib, HI5, 
Menken, Adtih Isaars, 04, 05, 
Menken, Alexander L<«aacs, U5. 
"Merchant of Venice, The," 24. *5. 28, 7€. 

86, 98, 104, 106, 121, 130, I TO, 214, 260, 

262, 900, 319, S50, 351, 35^, Ml, 370. 
** Merchant'* Stt^ of SjTaeuse, llif/' 8<l. 
Meredith, Harr>\ 3f)3, 347. 
Meritt, Paul, 200, 357, 
Merriek, May, S49. 
Memlees Sisters (Carrie, Edttb and J^ae), 

Merrill, Fannie B., 297. 
Merron, Elemior (Mrs. Aichie Cowpcr), 9Sk 
** Merry Wives* of Windsor, The" (cimiedyj^ 

28, 30, 73, 93, 98, 108, 152, 339, 
**MerQ^ Wi\'es of Windsor, The'* (opoaX 

108. 170, 331. 
Merten-s William, 342. 351, 361, 4,36, 448. 
MfTiille, Lena (Mrs. Al LowTing ), 216, 253L 
Messeii§rer, Georife W., 69, 
Mestayer, Emily (Mrs. Oiarles J, Uoupt), 

80, 97, 113. 
"Melatnora," 26, 89, OR, 224. 
Me*rtipoUtan Opera House Company (B. C, 

Stanton, manager), 363, 373, 




Metropolitan Opera Houae Company (Mau- 
rice Grau, manager), 468, 472, 480. 

Mctzf^. H., 238. 

Meyer. Mr, «8. 

M(;ienen. Henry Aloysius. 124, 175. 177, 
1H8. 197. 207. 215. 241. 242, 253, 2ft5, 274. 
276. 293. 312. 322. 413. 

"Michael Strop>ff.*' 285. 286. 449. 

Michel. Mine. Ivan, 235. 

**Mi<icJleman. The." 255. 

"Midnight IWI. A." 369. 370, 385. 

"Midsummer Night*8 Dream, A," 44, 46. 

Midwinter Meet. Mass. L. A. W., 457. 466. 

Mierzwinski. Signor, 299. 

"Mighty l>ollar. The." 228. 229. 

"Mignon" (o|jera). 183, 204, 220, 268. 355, 
359. 363. 368, 403. 

"Mignon" (play), 238. 247. 

•Mikado. The," 325. 

Milan (>])era Company, 317. 

Milhank, George (George Winslow), 270. 

Miles and Barton*s Bijou Opera Company, 

Miles, General Nelson A., 426. 

"Milk White Flag. A." 411. 

Millard, Harrison, 32. 42. 74. 

Miller, C. B.. 348, 358. 

Miller, Charles E., 69. 

Miller, Henry. 416, 427. 

Milliktm. Edwin (J. Ed. Milliken). 304. 

MilU. Harry. 456. 

Mills. Otis, 273. 

Minello, Signor, 389. 

Minnie Hauk Opera Company, 389. 

Minot. George K.. 69. 

"Minute Men. The." 338. 

"Minstrel Boy. The" (song). 230 

Mirati. liaffaelle. 33. 


Minm. Joseph C. 353. 361, 365, 371, 412. 

" Mischief Making," 80. 

"Mischievous Annie," 100. 141. 

Mi^ehka, Anna. 153. 

'* Miserere. Hie." 91. 

"Miss Mullon." 241. 

MitcheU. Charles. 324. 411. 

Mitchell, Maggie (Margaret Julia Mitchell, 

Mrs. Henr> F. Paddock, Mrs. Chark-s Al>- 

bott [Charles Maas]). 19. 105. 108. 121. 125. 

160. 185. 195. 196. 205. 213, 238. 247, 321. 
Mitchell, Joseph, 218, 222. 
Mite. General, 237. 
"MMiss." 276. 285. 323. 
"Mile. Nitouche." 324. 
Mockridg<\ Whitney. 332. 
"Modem Mepliistopheles. The," 37. 
Modjeska, Hekna (Countess Bozenta). 370, 

405, 433, 434, 442, 473. 
Moe, Alfred. 156. 
Moguk^ko and Karp. 386. 
Mollenliauer. Mr., 101. 
"Moll Pitcher." 160. 
"Mona lisa," 48. 
"Money." 28. 36. 93, 100. 128. 
"Money Panic of '57, The," 63. 
Monk. Ada, 112. 
Monk. Minnie, 112. 
Mon(>laisir, Muie.. 49. 
Monroe and Lawrence (Ned Monroe and 

Nellie Lawrence), 476. 
"Mons. Choufleuri." 153. 
"Monsieur Mallet," 30. 103, 152. 
Montague, Annis. 220. 225. 332. 
Montague. Harry, 261. 
MonUigne Troupe, 382. 
Montariol, Mons., 389. 
"Montecchi e Capuletti," 44. 
"Monte ( nsto," 239. 255. 3M, 447, 477. 
MontegritTo. Signor, 405, 415. 
Montez. I»la. 60. 
Montford, May. 398. 
Montgomer>- and Stone (David MoDlgumery 

and Fred Stone), 476. 
Montgomery, H. W.. 273. 902, 
Montgomerj'. James. 264. 
Montgomery Light Guard, 146. 
I^Iontgomery Light Guard Veteran Aswd*- 

tion. 426. 
j Montgomer>-. Mabel. 398. 
I Montgomery, Walter. 170, 171. 172. 
Montmorenc}*. Miss, 82. 
Moore, Carrie .\ugusta, 117. 
I Moore, Flora, 334, SI5. 



Moore, Lizzie A., 266. 

Moore, Laura, 342. 

Moore, Maggie (Mrs. J. C. Williamson), 252. 

Moore. Ilaymon, 376, 385, 422. 437, 443. 

Moran, Frank, 415. 

Morant, Fanny, 242. 

Morawski. Ivan, 343, 365. 

Mordaunt, Frank, 478. 

Moreland, Arthur C, 238. 

Moreland, Ida, 398. 

Morelli, Signor, 33, 42. 

Moreni, Signora, 98. 

Moreni, Henry, 99. 

Morenzi, Signorina, 114. 

Moretti, Eleanor, 378. 

Morgan and Otto, 476. 

Morgan, Ettie, 224. 

Morgan, Jennie, 229. 

Morgan, Marie Baratta, 373. 

Morgan, Miss, 201. 

Morgan, William A.. 220, 281. 

Moriami, Napoleone, 193. 

Morison, Lindsay, 413. 

Morlacchi Ballet Troupe. 158. 

Morlacchi, Giuseppina (Mrs. J. B. Omo- 

hundro), 180. 181, 188, 195, 208, 216. 
"Mormons, The" (lecture), 342. 
"Mormon Wife, The," 479. 
"Morning Call, The," 29. 
Morra, Madame, 33. 
Morris, Alonzo ("Lon"), 75, 124. 
Morris Brothers (Lon and Billy Morris, 

Johnny Pell and J. C. Trowbridge), Pell 

and Trowbridge's Minstrels and Cow- 

bell-o-gians, 74, 112, 136, 138. 
Morris, Clara (bom Morrison, Mrs. Fred C. 

Harriott), 241. 
Morris, D. L. (Dutch Morris), 178, 227. 
Morris, Jeannette, 257. 
Morris, John, 166. 
Morris, Sadie, 266. 

Morris. Thomas E., 15, 24, 35, 39, 44. 
Morris, WilUam E. ("Billy"). 75, 243. 
Morrison, Henr>% 276, 282, 313. 
Morrison, Lewis, 364. 
Morse, Harry M., 450. 
Morse, Miss, 175. 

Morse, Mrs. Louisa, 137, 144. 

Morse, Nannie W., 398. 

Morse, Woolson (Henry Woolson Morse), 

Morsell, Herndon, 327. 
Mortimer, J. M., 134. 
Mortimer, Nellie (Mrs. George F. Devere), 

Morton, Dorothy, 482. 
"Moses in Egypt," 112. 
Mosher, Emma (Mrs. De Wolf Hopper), 190. 
Moulan, Frank, 459. 
Moulton, Arthur. 275. 277. 283. 
Moulton. Minnie (Blanche Moulton, Mrs. A 

Z. Chipman). 256. 264. 
"Mountebanks. The." 403. 
Mount Vernon Ball, 75. 
Mt. Vernon Church, 22. 
Mowbray, Fanny, 82. 
"Mr. and Mrs. Lilly white," 77, 94. 
"Mr. and Mrs. Peter White," 24. 25. 
Mrs. Barrow's Great Comedy Combination, 

"Much Ado About Nothing," 36, 46, 98, 311. 

370, 434. 
"Mulcahey's Big Party." 348. 
Muldener, Louise, 295, 297, 298, 301. 
Muldoon, William, 326. 
MulhoUand, Lizzie, 277. 
Mulle, Ida (Mrs. Ben TuthiU), 293, 345, 402. 
Mullen, Mrs. J. B., 264. 
Miiller, Louise, 436. 
Muller, Signor, 53, 78. 
"Mummy, The," 72. 
Munro, Mr., 80. 
Munroe, A., 15. 
Munroe, J. G., 312. 
Munroe, Miss, 50. 
Murdoch, Harry S. (Hitchcock) 158, 166, 

168, 174, 189, 190, 193, 194, 197, 200, 206, 

230, 236, 237. 
Murdoch, James E., 77, 113, 297, 349. 
MurilU. Rica, 279. 
Murphy. Charles J.. 222. 
Murphy, Cornelius D., 210, 417. 418. 463. 
Murphy, George, 376. 
Murphy, Irene, 417. 



Murphy. Joseph. 179. 238. iSS. 442. 

Murphy. Tim. 371. 

Murray and Murphy (Thos. E. Murray and 

Mark Mur|>Jiy). 3««. 338. 352. 355. 
Murray. John K.. 433. 44«. 450. 
Murray. Kate. 378. 

Murray. Kev. W. H. H.. 2«9. *41. 353. 
"Muaellr." «13. 220. 
Musiani, Si^or, 82. 84. 
Musicians* Union, 108. 
Music Hall. 45. 

Music Hall Promenade Concerts, 330. 
"Music on the Brain." 178. 
Musin. Ovidr. 316. 
-Musketeers. The." 290. 473. 
Mutti, L.. 219. 
Muzio. Sijfnw. 78. 

"My Baby of Tuscaloo" (poem). 270. 
"My J^ck." 370. 
Myers, Annie. 392. 
Myers, Billy ("Cyclone"). 417. 
Myers. John W.. 174. 
"Myles Aroon." 451. 
"My Love He is a Sailieur** (song), 50. 
"My Partner." 139. 176. 268. 
"Mystery of Audley ( ourt. The," 101. 
"My Sweetheart." 320. 
"My Wife's Mirror." 49. 

"Nabucodnosor," 82. 

"Naiad Queen. The." 114. 134, 203. 

Nanni, Sij^or. 82. 

"Nan, the Good-for-Nothing," 130, 165, 196, 

Nantier-Didiee. See Didi^. 
Nappe, Michaela, 277. 
"Narrisse. " 106. 
"Narramatta." 101. 

Nasby. Petroleum V. (D. R. Locke). 169. 
Nash. Nathaniel C. 69. 
Natali. Ionise. 362. 403. 
National Uncers. 303. 
National League liasc* Ball Grounds. 416. 
National 0|>era Company. 341. 343. 350. 
National Sailors* Fair, 112. 
National llieatre. 43. 45. 
"Naval Cadet, The.** 451. 

Neill, James. 357. 
Neibon. AdeUide. 193. 194. 
"Nero." 351. 
Neuendorf. Ad. 240. 361. 
I Nevada. Emma (Emma Wixoro. Mim. 
I Pahner). 317. 
"Never Again." 457. 
"Never Despair.** 82. 
Neville. Chariotte. 272. 
Neville, Henry (Gartside), 376, 386. 
New American Opera Company, 359, 362, 

Newell, R. H. (Orpheus C. Kerr). 95. 
New German Ofiera, 170. 
Newham, Rojie. 364. 
"New Magdalen, The," 206, 212. 
Newman. Master Willie, 230. 
Newman. May (Mrs. Harry Kennedy), 304, 

New Orleans French Opera Company, 14t, 

"New South, The." 402. 
Newton. MisH M.. 100. 
Newton. R. W.. 69. 

" New Way to Pay OW Debts. A," 24. 26. 52. 
New York Casino Company. 458. 
New York Ninth Regiment. 174. 
New York Se\*enth Regiment Band, 444. 
New York Symphony Orrliestn. 423, 436. 

442. 443. 
Nil>b*s (iarden. New York. 198. 
Niblo*H liavel Tn>upe. 32. 34. 
"Nirhola-s Nickleby** (novel). 48. 
"Nicholas Nickk'by** (play). 131. 
NichoU. L^-man. 69. 
Nicholson. Mrs. A. N.. 264. 
"Nick of the WooiIh,** 125. 178, 190, 193, 

227.273.278. See "The Jibbenainowiy." 
Nicolini. Foment Nicola.^ 299. 
Niebeiungen Ring. 364. 
NieUen. Alice, 454, 463. 467. 
** Night in (iranada. A." 154. 
Niklsch. Arthur. 402. 
NikLsch, Mrs. Arthur. 402. 
NiUson. Carlotta, 478. 
NiUson. Christine. 180. 183. 204. 309. 
"Nine Points of llie I^w." 101. 



"Niniche." 324. 

Nini Patte en TAir, 398. 

Ninth Regiment Band, 262. 

Nixon, James M., 74, 88, 96. 

Nixon's Troupe of Equestrians, 81. 

Noah, Rachel Adine (Mrs. Shirley France), 

112, 117. 120, 121, 128, 137, 144, 148, 151, 

155, 166, 175, 183, 265, 266, 269. 275, 276. 

277, 282 284, 286, 295, 301. 302, 304.312, 

314, 334, 338, 358. 
'* Nobody's Daughter," 192. 
Nolan, James A., 219. 
Norcross, Frank M., 257, 304. 
Norcross. Joseph M. (Joe Nome), 320. 
"Nordeck," 320. . 
Nordica, Mme. Gigiia (Mrs. Frederic Allan 

Gower. Mrs. Zoltan Dome), 236. 326, 456. 

468. 472, 481. 482. See Lillian Norton. 
"Norma," 30. 33, 34, 73, 134. 141, 142, 225, 

229. 317. 373. 
"Norma" (travestie), 31. 
Norris, T. H.. 391. 
Norsk Festdag, 370. 
North American Review, 432. 
"North Star. The." 48. 
Norton. Billie (Mrs. Joseph W.Herbert). 468. 
Norton, John W.. 272. 
Norton, Lillian (Mme. Gigiia Nordica). 236. 
Norton. William Henry, 175, 201, 211, 218, 

"Norwood," 144. 

-Not a Ha<l Jiidjjo," 170, 171. 

"No Thoroiifjhfare," 172. 

Noiinon, Mons., 1,>. 

Nours<\ Daniel, "271. 

Nours<', Mrs. Daniel, 96. 271. 

Noiiry, H., 7. 

Novara, Sifjnor, 288. 

Nowlan, William E., Jr., 252. 

Nns, Eufjene, '■248. 

Nyr, Adelaide, 430. 

Nye, Hill (Kilcrar Wilson Nye). 367. 

Nyni Crinkle (A. ('. Wheeler), 328. 

Oakley, Miss, 175. 

Oates, Mrs. James A. (Alice Merritt), 207, 

Oberh&user. Rudolph. 424. 

Oberist, J. F.. 217. 

Ober. Miss Effie H.. 264. 

"Oberon." 170. 

"Object of Interest. An." 154. 

O'Brien and Redding. 411. 

O'Brien, Hugh, 347. 

O'Brien. William, 347, 382. 

Ochriein, Heir, 51. 

O'Connor. J. H., 236. 

"Octoroon. The," 131. 160, 162, 195. S46. 

Odell, Louis, 407. 

"Ode to the Passions," 51. 

O'Donnell. George. 448. 

"(Edipus Tyrannus," 292. 

Oesterie. Kate (Mrs. Grant Stewart), 378, 

"O'Flanagan and the Fairies," 37. 181. 
O'Gorman. Edith, 172. 182. 
"Oh, What a Difference in the Morning" 

(song). 399, 409. 
Olcott, Chauncey, 350, 403, 439. 442, 4«0, 

461, 475. 
"Old Curiosity Shop, The." 219. 
"Old District School. Tlie" (sketch), 236. 
"Old Guard, The," 89. 
"Old Heads and Young Hearts," 46. 
"Old Homestead, The." 137, 329. 330. 331, 

339, 350, 355, 388. 396, 419, 444, 458, 465. 

47^2, 480. 
"Old Jed IVouty," 306. 
"Old I^>ve lyetters," 355. 
"Old Noll." 183. 

O'lx'ary. Miriam rMrs. Collins), 350. 412. 
"Oliver Twist," 112, 126 161. 
"Olivette," 279, 281, 290. 
"Olivia," 351, 352. 
Oliviera, Senor, 82. 

OUvyne, Mrs. Wayne, 88. See Juha Daly. 
"Olympia." 43. 
Olympia Quartette (Sullivan. liandall, 

keo^TJ, and Mack), :i01. 31<). 411. 
Olympic Theatre, New York, 151. 
O'Mahoney, Mr, 316. 
O'Mara, Joseph, 469. 
O'Mealey, Mrs. John W., 405. 
Omohundn), John B. See Texas Jack 



"On Demande un Gouverneur," 164. 
"One (Srt^l Fact in the ULstory of Mankind, 

Tlie" (l«-ture), 410. 
O'Neil, Ilattie, 190. 
0*NeiK Joseph II.. 416. 
O'Neil. Kitty, 108. <10. 319. 
O'Neil, Nance (Gertrude Lanuoo), 459. 
"(VNeill.** 178. 

OWeiU. James. <42. 446. 473. 477. 
"One of Our (;irU." 178. 
"On Hand." 173. 384. 
Onthank. W. Henry. «10. 322. 418. 
"On the Bower>-." 419. 
"On the Rio Grande." 346. 
-On the Track." 177. 
Opera House, Lisbon. 42. 
Ordway. John P.. 82. 
O'Reardon, M.. 198. 
O'Reilly. John Royle. 364. 371. 395. 
O'Rell. Max (Paul Blouet). 371. 
Oriental Opera Company. 374. 
"Orijfin of the Cake Walk. The." 463. 
Orlandi. Sif^ora A.. 317. 
Oriandini. Ernesto, 225. 
Ormonde. Ethel (Mrs. Frank Thompsoa), 

Ormonde. Eugene (Ormonde Jenkins), 

"Orphee aux Knfers." 142. 153. 
"Ori>heus and Eur>dice." 320, 331, 342. 
Orpheus Club, 51. 
Orpheas Quartette. 262. 
Orth. John. 230. 
"Orthodoxy" (lecture), 312. 
Orton Harriet, 112. 
Orton. Josephine. 71. 77. 113. 
Osbom. George. 248. 
Osgood. Joseph. D.D.. 147. 
-Othelk)." 26. 28. 66, 97. 106. 130. 170. 173. 

202. 203. 206. 224. 251. 260. 288. 325. 332. 

333. 350, 355. ,S61, 415. 422. 
Otk Elila Pnictor (Mrs. Charles H. John- 
son). 439. 451. 471. 478. 
Ott, Joseph. 395. 
Oudin. Eugene. 832. 352. 
"Our .\merican Cousin,*' 76. 114, 182, 204. 


"Our Gal," 37. 

"Our Irish Visitors." 322, 338, 855. 

"Our Mar>' Anne" (song). 37. 

"Our Nellie." 186. 

"Our New England." 469. 

"Ours." 133. 163. 191. 213. 

"OutUw. The." 325. 

" Out of Bondage." 245. 

Owens. John E.. 93. 125. 238. 

Owens. T. E.. 97. 

"Ox>gen," 246, 258. 

Facie. Arthur. 412. 

Paderewski. Ignace Jan, 484, 448. 

"Paddy Miles's Boy." 171. 192. See "The 

Limerick Boy." 
Page. Edward A.. 311. 
Page. J. A.. 222. 
Page. Johnny. 407. 
Page. MLss. 305. 
Page, Nathaniel (Edwin Byron, the Boy 

Tragi-^Han). 221. 
Paget, Bruce. 448. 

Paget, Ffolliott (Mrs. Frank DieU), 465. 
Paige. James W.. 69. 
Paine. Morton. 391. 
"Pair of LunaUo*. A," 416. 
Palace llieatre, 270. 
Palladino. Mile., 237. 
Palmer. Minnie. 320. 
Palmieri. Mme. Marie. 229. 
Palmieri. Signor. 229. 
Pandolfini. Signor. 466. 
Papanti. Ixirenzo. 69. 
"Papa's Wife." 472. 
Papinta, 409. 

Pappenheim. Eugenie. 239. 240. 246. 
Pa«iuerette. Mile.. 409. 411. 
Parepa, F^uphrosyne de Bo\*eska (Mrs. Carl 

Rosa^ 133. See Parepa Rosa. 
Parepa Rosa, 133. 161, 165, 182. 
Parrpa Rosa Grand English Opera Com- 

pany, 161. 
"Parii," 190. 

" Parisian Romance, A." 874. 
Park, Annie A.. 319. 
Parker. Mr.. 100. 



Parker, Fnd C, 418, 458. 

Parker, George J., 801. 

Parker. Hany Doel, 255. 

Paiker, Uarvey D., 09, 477. 

Parker, NeUie Victoria, 488. 

PariLer, Vk>la, 264. 

Parks and Dcmovan, 287. 

Parks, Gecnse R., 244, 250, 254, 257, 285, 
288, 275, 277, 288, 286, 290. 

Parks, Joe, 226. 

Park ThcAlre, 245, 271, 879, 444, 451. 

** Parlor Match. A," 411, 444. 

Parodi, MUe., 258. 

Parodi, Teresa, 72. 

Parr, Albort, 478. 

Parr, John, 466. 

Panott, William P., 69. 

Parskie, Charles Thomas, Jr., 118, 120, 182, 
252, 268. 274. 

Parsons. Gertrude. 264. 

Pknons, Thomas W., 19. 20, 21. 

*«Paacal et Chambord," 90. 

" Passing ^ladows,** 845. 

Pastor, Antonio (Tony). 220, 260, 846. 

"PaUence," 293. 

"* Patience and Perse v erance," 87. 

"PWric," 854. 

"Patriotism of Adopted Citizens*' (lecture), 

"Patter vs. Clatter." 61. 

Patti, Adelina (Adele Juana Maria Patti, 
Mme. Nicolini, Baroness Cederstrom), 79, 
299, 317, 346. 

Patti, Carlotta. 89. 96. 

Pattie, Miss, 305, 314. 

Paul Juignet*s Company of French Come- 
dians, 99. 

Paul. William A., 273. 294. 

Paulding, Frederick, 319. 

"Pauline." 51. 

Paullin. Ix>uise (Mrs. H. B. Warner). 814. 

"Paul Pry." 36. 76, 117. 169. 

Paulton. Edwanl. 461. 

Paulton, Harr>% 352. 

Pauncefort. George, 15, 30, 53, 86. 89. 

Paur. Emil, 434. 

"Pavements of Paris. The." 817. 

Peakes, Heniy C^ 118, 121, 124, U^ 

Peakes, James G., 118, 121, lt4» USi. I 
"Pearl of Savoy, The,** 105, liO^ 18^ m. 

205, 218, 280, 247. 
Pettson, Hairy, 80, 81, 86. 
Pease, Alfred H., 257. 
««Peck's Bad Boy,** 818, StL 
"Peg Woflingtoo,** 152. 
Pelham, Walter, 820. 
Pell, Johnqy (John A. Dmim\ 7B. 
FSena Castle, Royal diapel of, 4ft. 
"Penetope," 864. 
Pennoyer, Mn. Martiia A^ 244, M«, WT, 

266, 275, 276, 277,814,888. 
Pentland, Joe. 80. 
"Peopfe's Lawyer. The*' T Solon Btm^'^ 

"Pepina," 168. - 
Pepper, Hany, 871. 
"Perfection,** 08. 
Peri. Maria. 817. 
Perl, Clara, 170. 
Perle Fine, Mile., 808. 
Perkins, Carrie, 281, 450. 
Perkins Institution and Mi—i hi— Hi SrJMwi 

for the Blind, 406. 416. 440. 452. 
Perkins, William, 69. ^ 

Perotti, Jules, 373. 
Perotti, Luigi, 361. 
Perry, Agnes (Mrs. J. B. Booth, Agnes 

Booth). 128, 130, 134, 137. 
Perry, Fred, 463. 
Perry, Irene, 284. 
Perry, Kilty. 450. 
Persini, Elise. 173. 
Persiani, Signorina, 229. 
Persse, Thomas H., 459. 
Peters, Fred, 271. 
" Petite Marie," 105. 
** Pet of the Petticoats. The," 149. 
Pettitt, Henry. 290, 295, 300. 301. 874. 376. 

"Phsedra," 64, 131. 
"Phantom. The," 50. 
Pharaoh. Prince. 398. 



"Phedn*." 37. 

inielan. Edmund T.. 350. 355. 373. 391. 

Phclpn. Harry. 406. 

*■ I'briKmn'iM^iJ in a Sraock Frock, A," 237. 

PKiUiii4>1|iUiii ( Vnteiiiiiiil Exposition. 200. 

flttlip of MiKrakm* ^. 

Phillips. AckUid*-. 39. 45, 48, 53, 76, 82. 6W. 

86. W2, 13:1, 134, 141, 163. 229. 240. 246. 

2a5, 280. 
Philli|M, I^iurH. 174. 
I*hilli(M, Mathikle. 229. 272. 332. SI2. 
Phillips, private secretary to PKsideot 

Arthur. 297. 
Philp, William E., 454. 460. 461. 471. 
••Phobus* Fix," 196. 
**Pitt di Tt4t.Hiin/* 131. 
Fiit-hianf fnniily. 459. 
I^c*cf>lomini, Maria, 73. 
Pickaninny Band, 420. 
I»ii krrt, \Villi-, 336. 

" Piofl PiiMT of Hamelin. The," 467. 475. 
Pierre, Alice. 311. 
Pierce, Henry A., 69. 
Pierce, liiJuitiy, 1154. 
Pierce, Samuel S., 69. 
Pierce, lliomas W., 69. 
Pierce. William B.. 69. 
Pierce, W. P.. 349. 
Pieri. Frank, 363, 368. 
Pieris, Nully, 172, 210. 
Pierson. Bertha, 342, 351. 
Pienion. Ilarrk'. 244. 
" P*fr Piii! " ^t. 
Fitienm. JtiuH*^, TJ. 94. 1S4. 
"I1WI.TV. 52. 
•• Pinafore," 262. 265, 267. 268. 273, 281. 290. 

365, 366. 415, 459. 
Pinauds llie. 371. 
Pini-Corsi. Sigiior. 481. 
Pific-r, SojiJifitiTi^ 61 », 

I'initr* i4 VrtuMwv, The." 279, 290. 
Pitijit, Aui|^tu*i, 30G. 
Pitt. Emily. 153. 
Pitt. Ilenn M., 391. 
Pitt, Mary, 153. 

Pixk-y. Annie. 276, 284. 323. 369. 
"Pizarro," 43. 89. 259. 

Placide. Tliomas. 92. 96. 

Plaisted, Fred. 243. 

Planche, Jnmc.H Itoliiii^jfi. 15. 

Man^-on. Vnl iO«, 4T2, 481, i82. 

'•Playing with Fire," 132. 

"I*k)t and Passion." 101. 

Plympton, Eben, 391. 

"Poachers. The." 355. 368. 

r^Nh^ I .intir-n* 132. 

Poinsart. Mile.. 73, 77. 

"Pokuis, or the Northern LighU" ("The 

Frozen Deep"). 201. 
"Poll and Partner Joe." 185. 
Pok». rhrt?e. 476. 
Polunki Brotliers. 383. 
PoluHki, Will. 360. 
Poroeroy. " Brick," 235. 
Pomeroy, 235. 
Pond. Fre<i E.. 418. 424. 
Pooijii. Mme.. 98. 
Ponzano. Mme.. 446. 
Poole. Clara (CUra Poole King). S51, 362. 

401. 401. 
Poole. Mrs. Charks. 166, 175. 18S, 201. 21 1. 

215. 218. 222. 223. 233. 
" Poor (ientleman, 'Hie," 24, 36, 61. 98. 94. 
"Poor of IreUnd, IV." 101. 
"Poor |{*liitm*. I hi 255. 
Pope. Chark^, 61. 
Poiie, W. H. (W. i\ Pope. W. Pope Cooke. 

H. Pope Cooke), 175. 176. 180, 183. 
n^wniH, Dnnrtrr, 436, 442. 

r ^ ' \y., ri.i. 

Post. Mr, 98. 

" Postillion of IxMijumeau. The," 369. 

['nihf i ^^tii I rt|uhart (Mrs. James Brown 

l\ittefn 1^. 442. 
Potter, Hek?n. 243. 
"Pour Prendre Con«^," 280. 
"Poverty FUt," 196. 
Powell, Maud. 363 
"Power -i i^-r.i. 1 jH ." 32S. 
Powers, J;ui>c^ T., SW. 
"IVactical Man. 'IV," 62, 
Praejper. .Vdelaide. 277. 
I'Vatt, Mrs. ( haries, 264. 


Prevost, Mons., 288. 

Price. J. P., 71. 

Price. Julia, 134. 

Price, Lizzie. 239, 241. 

Price. Mark Matthew. 233, 237, 247. 250, 

254, 255, 256, 266, 275, 276, 277, 283, 294, 

338. 346. 
Price, Thomas. 36, 39, 61. 
"Priestess, The," 30, 31. 
Primrose andDockstader's Minstrels (Greo.H. 

Primrose and Lew Dockstader), 475, 480 
Primrose and West (George H. Primrose and 

William H. West). 299, 462. 
Primrose and West's Minstrels (Greorge H. 

Primrose and William H. West), 368, 384, 

429, 434, 443, 453. 
Primrose, Greorge H.. 453. 
"Prince Achmet," 280. 
" Prince Consort, The." 302. 
"Prince of Palermo. The," 273. 
Prince of W'ales (King Edward VII), 84. 
Prince of Wales Ball, 85. 
"Princess of Jehuda, The," 395. 
"Princess of Trebizonde, The," 180. 
"Princess Toto," 273. 
Pringle. H. Lempriere. 468. 
Prior, J. J.. 97. 
Prioris, Signorina G., 399. 
" Prisoner of Zenda, The." 292. 
"Prison Life" (lecture). 180. 
"Private Secretary. The," 319. 
Proctor. Annie E., 284, 286, 292, 297, 405. 
Proctor. Fred F. (Fred Levantine), 271. 
Proctor, Joseph, 43, 66. 104, 125, 174, 178. 

188. 190, 227, 242, 273, 278, 306, 341. 

Pyne. Susan, 27. 

Quaker City Quartette (Laird, Ernes 

son and Graham), 320. 
Queen, Charles, 299, 320. 
Queen, Johnny, 174, 198. 
"Queen of Sheba, The," 351. 
"Queen's Evidence," 295. 
"Queen's Lace Handkerchief, The," 
"Queen Topaz," 361. 
Quincy, Josiah, 386. 
"Quiet Family, A," 190, 197. 
Quinlan, (xertrude, 409. 
Quinn, Anna Maria, 63. 
Quinn, James, 134. 
Quinto, Signor, 53, 73, 78. 
"Quo Vadis," 478. 

Rachel (Rachel Felix), 37, 38. 

RadcliflFe, Minnie, 349. 

Raffin, Robin Reuben, 373. 

"Raffles," 245. 

Rafter. Adele, 478. 

"RagBaby, A,"332, 383. 

"Rainbow, The," 180. 

Rainforth, Mrs. Maria, 82. 

Rains, Herr, 456, 466. 

Ralston, Bowman, 404, 405. 

I^amsdale, Miss, 145. 

Ramsden, Daisy, 277. 

"Ranch 10," 303, 347. 

Rand, L. F., 82. 

Rand, Olivia, 201, 205, 211, 215, 2 

226, 228, 233, 237. 
Randaccio, Signor, 446. 


Ilandan, Adelaide, 247. 

Randall, ilattie. t5i. 

lUinkin, McKee (/Vrthur McKee Rankin), 

161. i47, «5<. 459. 
Rankin, Thyllis (Mrs. Harry Davenport), 

Rankins, ITiree (Carl. Will and John). 299. 
Raiikins Three (Will. Carl and Rit). 267. 
Raiisone, John W., 476. 
**Raoul. or the Ma^^c Star," SS. 
Rapoli. Rodo Leo, 376, 382. 
"Ratcatcher, The, or the I*ied Piper of 

Hamelin." 327, 345. 
Ratclilfe, E. J., 416. 
RatUer, Lew, 174. 
lUvel. Antoine, 49, 64. 
Ravel. Francis. 32. 78. 
Ravel, (iahriel, 64. 78. 
Ravel. Jerome. 49. 64. 
Rawl. MarietU. 99. 
Ravelli. Sijnior, 278. 299. 326. 
Ra\'ek 49, 64, 78. 96. 123. 
Ra>Tnond, John T. (John T. O'Brien), 196, 

197. 234, 235. 247, 292, 293, 325. 
Raymond, Maude, 466. 
Ra\Tior. William. 201. 
Raizle I>azzle Trio, 371, 378. 
Read. Alvin. 103. 
Reade. ( harles. 148. 269, 301. 
Readway. Ed F.. 398. 
"Ready Money Mortiboy.** 447. 
Reclielle, IJzzie, 266. 
Red Cross Bureau, 479. 
** Redemption, The" (Gounod's TriU)gy), 

-Red Hot Current EvenU" (k^ure). 366. 
Redmond. John, 471. 
Redmund. William. 201, 283, 286. 290. 294, 

295. 296. 298. 300. 301, 304, 306, 311. 374, 

-Red Pocket-Book, The." 190. 
Reed. Alvin. 71. 
Reed. C. II.. 265. 

Rettl. Charlie. 346. 373. 385, 392. 398. 
Reed. Dave. 284. 

Reed. Sampe>on. 69. | 

Reeves, Mr.. 28. i 

Reeves's Band of Prorideoce, 228, 253. 262, 

372, 443. 
Regamey. Felix, 203. 
" Rejfular Fix. A." 163. 204. 
Rchan, Ada (Ada Crehan). 274, 474. 
lUichardt. Alexander. 163. 193. 
Reichmann. Theodor. 373. 
** Rei^ of Error, A," 466. 
Reif^ioIcK Geoixie. 166. 
Rei^olds. Kate (Mrs. Henry Farren, BIfB. 

Erving Winslow). 140. 152. 165. 
Iteilly. Thomas M.. 398. 
lieina, G.. 163. 

Rel Mueah. tlie Fire King. 261. 
Remenyi. Edouard. 258. 380. 
Remmelsberg Sinters. 197. 
liena. Signor. 156. 
"Retribution." 46. 76. 
"Returned Volunteer, The," 101. 140. 202. 
Reutler, Signor, 51. 
"Re%Tk" 280. 
Revere House, 6. 
••Rev. Griffith Davenport," 460. 
Reynolds. Charles, 197. 
Re3molds. George, 197. 
Reynolds, Gus, 373. 
Reynolds, John F., 396. 
Re>ii<>Mi(. Jo»«e|>}i P., 118, 128. 
Reynokls, W.. 80. 
Reynolds, Walter, 304. 
Reynolds, William J.. 69. 
Rhea, Hortense, 323. 340. 
Rial. Ix>uise. 442. 

Ricardo (female impersonator). 216. 
Ricci. Mlk*., 408. 
Ricci. Ric-ardo, 355. 
Ricci. Signor, 389. 
Riccio. 'IVresina, 314. 
Rice. Billy. 217. 299. 
liice BroUiers, 476. 

Rice. Edward Everett, 196, 286, «74, 475. 
Rice. Fannie. 440. 442. 
Rice-( rtwxlwin Lyric Comedy Company. 284. 
Rice. John ( .. 411. 
Rice. W. Hcnr>-. 157. 
Rices* Surprise Party, 280. 



^feddell UOe (Mhk Kny Bbodisoo^, 174. 
KKklk?. Gix>f^. iltJ. iSIK UU *ra* «^ 292, 

Hi»cyWtKK" :I4 ^ 97. «S. ««. 270. S17. 

^ Wl^^iM* >liiiikfe^" V>Kv>. 73L l» l» 152, 
W^i. t^^ It^ <t^ ^3^ *«^ »Sw Ma. 397. 
^Nk Mk ^^ M». ^l. ^84. 


isi, isi^ 141, i4ff. sa. 

487, 4ML 4fi, 471, 4BiL 

Ifiii^ ISi. SKlb.lbfivl 
BimmI to Smb. TW.** M. 

TW.**18S. . 
Boixf; KaHMime, 4tt. 
*Boliat le Disbie." UC. M*. «iiL 
^'ITi'iiil ffiiihi ** CimiliiMiwi), firtLfflP 

Bobcit, MDe^ 49. 
"Boboto a Dttdilo,'* ni. . 
Roboli^ Frank (F. Roonqr). UBw 
Roboli^ J. B^ 192. 
BobolB* Sff Randall, MS. 

RobcrtacB, Agnn Kd^ Qke Rh7 SteX Ml 

Roootaon, Tdobhhi W., 198L 

BoIk, Fkank R, 41C 

Boln, Willie Sabctb, 440L 

-"Bofain Hood,** 4M, le^ 47& 

Rofaino, Miss, 15. 

Robins, Elizabeth. 244. S50. 

'• Robinson Crusoe " (burlesque), «46, 253. 

Robinson. Florence. 349. 

Robinson, Forrest, 348, 357. 

Robinson, George K., 407. 

Robinson, George S., 331. 

Robinson, Harr}*, 267. 

Robinson, James, 80. 

Robinson, Jennie, 264. 

Robinsofi, Miss, 36. 

Robinson. Miss M.. 218. 

Robinson. Mrs., 128. 

"Rob Roy" (opera). 424. 

"Rob Roy" (play). 62. 83. 171. 

Robson and Crane (Stuart Robson and Wil- 
liam H. Crane). 326. 339. 

Robson. Mat, 277. 

Robson, Stuart (William Stuart), 165. 169. 
171, 182, 193, 194. 339, 402, 459. 400, 461. 



Roche, Frank, 158. 174. 

Ilodie, Royal. 333. 

RocTo. Sif^or, 31. 

Roenicr. Ik^rtha. 170. 

Rot^Ts. Benjamin G.. 111. 118. 330, 405. 

Ro^rs Hrothers (Max and Gils). 466. 

RojfiTs, (ienevieve. "ilG. 

Rcjjjers, Mi.iH K.. «71. 

Rci«^>r8. Mrs. llowarvl. I^. 

Rohfie, Pnifessor Adolphus, 171. 

** Roland for an Oliver. A." 80. 

Rdfe. Charles (Rohlfs). -^44. -^45. 250. 

Rolla, Teresa. 64. 

** Roniunce of a I'oor Youni^ Man. The.** 128, 

** Romance of Athlone, A.** 475. 
•* Romeo and Juliet** (opera). 44. 45. 240. 
••Romeo and Juliet** (tragedy). 25, 50. 52. 

61, 67. 86. 97. 122. 124. 130. 150. 154. 170, 

173, 19tl, 226, 235, 237, 242, 246, 252, 256. 

279, 290, 310. 319. 328. 334, 343. 354. 360. 

363, 364, 455, 469. 
•'Romeo et Juliette** (opera), 456. 457. 

Romeo. Signor, 342. 
Ronconi. .\ntoinetta. 132. 
Ronconi, (iior^o, 132, 163. 180. 193. 
Ronzani Ballet Troujie, 62. 67. 
Rooney. F. (Frank Roberta). 155. 158, 175. 

Rooney. I'at, 482. 
Roosevelt, Blanche, 279. 
Roosevelt. Theodore, 239. 
Rose, Mr.. 61, 71. 

Rose. Belle (Mrs. Harry Rose). 378. 880. 
\{osn\ Kmma. 174. 
Rose, Fmnk Oakes, 294. 295. 
Ro«e. Harry, .378. 380. 
RfMe. Miss, 36. 
Roseau, Kme, 253. 
** Rosedale,** 1.32, 191, 213. 413. 
Ro«elle. .\my, 182. 

"Rose of ( astile. The,** 142, 154, 227. 
•* Rose of Mayence. The,** 168. 
Row^tti, Mile. A., 170. 
-Rosina Meadows.** 154. 

Ross and Fenton (Charles F. Ross and Mabel 

Fenton). 371. 416. 
Ross. Charles F.. 371. 
Ross, Fred G., 348. 
Ross, Thomas W., 412. 
Rossa, Mrs. 0'I>onovao, 146. 
Rossi, Sif^nor, 122. 
Ros.Hi-(;alli, 202. 

Rossini, Ciiuacxhimo, 15,80,99.318, 365,436. 
Rossini, l*aola, 288. 
Rossi. Signor. 479. 
Rothmuhl. Nicolaus. 424, 456. 
Rotoli. Augu.sto. 436, 443. 
Rotter. Johanna, 112, 122, 152. 
Rough, Henry, 120. 
"Rough Diamond, The,** 80, M, 100. 
Roumania Quartette, 391. 
Rovere, Signor, 42. 
Rowe, (ieorge Fawcetl, 221. 
Roxlwjn- Fin\ 416. 
"RoyafMidily, The.**274. 
Royk*, F>lwin Miltoo. 350. 
Row, Mile., 172. 
Roze, Marie (Marie Roze Iklapleson), 252. 

257. 258, 280. 
Rubio, Si^Mir, 82. 
Rudersdorf. Mme. Erminie. 202. 
"Rule a Wife and Have a Wife.** 31. 
Rumble, A. W., 378. 
Runimel. Franz, 258. 
"Runaway <;irl. A.'* 480. 
Runcio, Signor. 269. 
"Run of Luck, A,** 348, 340. 
"Rupert of Hentzau.** 292. 
Rush. Park S., 265. 
"Rush City,** 421. 
Rashworth, Frank, 468. 471. 
Ru.s?»ell. Mr.. 97. 
Russell, Harry. 80. 
Rassell, Hmvell. 408. 
RiLHsell, J. D. (Russell Clarke). 151. 166, 175, 

Russell. John, .327. 
RuK^ell, Lillian (Hek>n I^ouise liponard. Mrs. 

Harry Braham. Mr*. Kdward Solomon. 

Mrs. John C hattenon). 352, 393, 403. 456. 
Russell, Maliel. 474. 



Russell, Master Tommy, 995, 

Russell, R. G., 217. 

Russell, Sol Smith, 225, 241, 243, 272, 274, 
412, 458. 

"Ruth Oakley," 51. 

R. W. Butler's Great New York Combina- 
tion, 197. 

"Ruy Bias," 130, 163. 164, 172, 203, 239. 

Ryan, Sam, 476. 

Ryder, A. C, 391. 

Ryer, George W., 329, 358. 

Ryer, Mrs. George, 93. 

Ryley, J. H., 281. 302. 

Ryley, William, 210. 

Ryman. Add, 197. 216, 372. 

Ryse, Ellis, 281. 

Sabel, Josephine, 476. 

"Saffo." 80, 82. 

"Saga-Nat," 375. 

St. Agnes Industrial School Benefit, 438. 

St. Clair, Edith, 466. 

St. Clair. Ruby, 233. 

St. Felix Infant BaUet, 184. 

St. Felix Sisters. 345. 

St. Jameses Choir. 436. 

St. John. Florence. 373. 

St. John. Lizzie Inez, 152. 154. 

"St. Marc." 28, 29. 40. 66. 67, 112. 

St. Mary's Infant Asylum. 273. 

St. Maur. William. 128. 130. 

St. Onge Brothers. 476. 

"St. Patrick's Day" (song). 37. 

"St. Tropez," 130. 

Saker, Horatio, 246. 

Salambos, 384. 

Saleza, Mons.. 468. 472. 481. 

Salignac, Mons., 450, 468, 4Z.9. 481, 482. 

SaUnoiraghi, Signorina E., 389, 399. 

Salsbury, Nate. 328. 

"Salt Cellar, The." 416. 

Salvaggi, Signor, 408. 

Salviani, Signor, 42. 

Salvnni, Alexander, 310. 325. 333, 334, 355, 

373. 394. 
Sah-ini, Tommaso, 202, 203, 206, 324. 325, 

332. 333. 

"Sam." 162. 

Sam Hague's Operatic Minstrels, 288, 292. 

"Sam'l of Posen." 324. 

"Sanmiy Baxter" (song). 164. 

"Samson," 202. 

Samwells, Professor, 184. 

Sand, Marie, 163. 

Sanderson, Harry. 90. 

Sandford, J. L.. 103. 

Sandow. Eugen. 425. 

Sanford and Wilson (James Sanford and 

Charles Wilson), 284, 344. 
Sanford. Edward, 407. 
Sanford, H., 118. 
Sanford, Sam, 284. 

San Francisco Minstrels, 136, 207, 216. 
Sanger, Rachel. 281, 282. 
San Jacinto, The (vessel), 90. 
Sanz, Signora L., 193. 
Sanson, Bessie (Mrs. Frank Dam'ek), 332. 
Santley, Kate. 183. 
"Sarah's Young Man." 224, 241. 
"Sardanapalus." 236. 
Sardou. Victorien, 248, 261. 354. 413. 422. 

436, 478. 
Sargeant. Mrs. Hannah E., 405. 
Sarony, Gilbert, 398, 400, 401. 
Sarony, Napoleon, 352. 
Sassi, Pierina, 184. 
"Satanella." 182. 
"Satan in Paris," 63. 
Sator. H., 253. 
Sauret. Emile, 234. 
Sauret. Teresa Carreno, 225. 
Savage, F. O., 103. 
Savage, Henry W.. 255. 409, 459. 
Savage, John P., 330. 331. 
Savage, Rev. Minot J., 301. 
Saville, J. G.. 460, 461. 
Savory. Ida. 197. 215. 
Saxe-Coburg. Duke of, 42. 
Saxon. Avon D., 353. 
Sayers. Henry J.. 387. 
Sayles, Henry. 70. 
Sbriglia. Signor, 77. 
Scalchi, Sofia. 299. 309. 317. 446. 
Scallan. William. 100. 103. 118. 164. 174. 



"Scalp Hunters. The/* 15«. 

** Scarlet Ix-tter, ITie" (drama by G. H. 

Andrews). (KJ. 
**ScHrl<»t Letter. The'* (drama by Count de 

Najac and J. M. Lander). iS7, 
*• Scarlet Letter, IV" (o|)era). 436. 
S<ars<'y. A<hlie (Mrs. ^Vlexander Ilenuann). 

"Scvnt's of the lleMlion*' (lecture). 168. 

SehefT. Fritzi. 481. 

Schiller, (Jeorj^* A.. MH, 

Schiller, Mine. Methua, 106. 

Schilling?. Mina. 436. 

Schimrer. l^ura. 240. 

Schmitt. W. S.. «57. 

SchoefTel. Mrs. John B. (lira. J. B. Booth). 

Sch<K>lcraft and Coes (Luke Schoolcraft and 

(ieorRC H. Coes). 467. 400. 
Schoolcraft, Luke, 1«7, 300. 373. 392. 
" S<h<K)l for Scauidal, The." «8. 36. 50, 5«. W. 

100. 194. 231. 391. 
"School VM. Mischief" (sketch), 270. 
Schott, Anton, 414. 
Schrode Brothers. 391. 
Schrotter Sisters. 174. 

Schuman. Jennie (Mrs. Charles A. Burt). 416. 
Schuman, Sadie, 416. 
Schumann-IIeink. Emestine Roeasler. 468. 

272. 481, 482. 
Schumann's Transatlantic Novelty Com- 

jiany, 208. 
Scott, .Vinsley, 157. 
Scott, HenrietU, 174. 
Scott, J. K. (S. J. Willis). 118, 122. 130. 136. 

138. 151. 155. 
Sixitt, KufiLs. 201. 211. 
Scott-Siddons, Mrs. (Mary Frances Siddoos). 

150. 161 
Scotti, A.. 481. 

"S<t>utH of the Plains. The," 195. 208. 
Scutellari. Mile.. 398, 399. 
Seabrooke, Thomas Q. (Thomas S. Qui^^ley). 

427, 464. 475. 
Seaman, Julia, 212. 
Seamon, Charles V. and the Girard Brothers, 


' Seamon, Somen and the Girard Brothers, 
, 267. 
Searle, Louise (Mra. Uarry Uunter), 274. 
Sears, David, 7. 
Sears, P. S., 374. 
Sears, Richard D., 374. 
S(*av(T. Mayor Bcmjamin. 6. 
Seaver, Fir-d, 346. 
Second Battalion of Infantry. 79. 
" SecreU of the CoofesHiooal, The " (lectuiv), 

Sedlmayer, William. 364. 
Seeltach. Marie. 192. 
Se^iin, Arthur Edward Sbeiden. 141, 153, 

101. 170, 182, 205. 
Scfiruin. Mrs. Zekla, 141, 153, 161, 170, 182. 

205, 220. 
SeidenlmrK. Sif^iora, 33. 
Seidl. AntiNi. 364, 400, 403. 
Siejfrist. F.. 99. 
"Self." 49. 288. 
Selim (juiCRler), 184. 
Selwin. John IL (John Jotrphs). 15. 35. 36, 

46. 61, 71. See John IL Selwyn. 
Selw>'n. (ieorRC Alfred. 211. 252. 
Selwyn. John II., 135. 185. See John H. 

Sc-lwyn's Theatre. 135. 141, 158, 162, 177. 
Semlirich. Marcella (Mme. Cohainska 

Stenirl), 309. 468. 472. 479. 
"Sciniramide," 30. 229. 300. 346. 
Sene^mUan Cami%*al. 463. 
S«Miter, Annie. 63. 
Se|x>y Mutinj*. 453. 
Seppilli. Siffiior, 466. 
"Servnade. llie," 453, 463, 478. 
STlK>lini, Si^nor, 317. 
"Srious Family. The," 67, 72, 94. 
Serrano. Vincent, 460, 461. 
Srtchell, Dan. 67. 71. 76. T.', 80, 81, 84. 
"Seven Ihaarfs llie." 158. 
Sevey, (Jtx>rjfe. 275. 322. 
Sc-yjfanl. Camilk. 449, 456, 
SevTiiour. Katie, 371. 
Sc-\Tiiour, W. II., 281, 282. 
' Sc'>in<mr, William, 414. 
"Shadofk of a Crime. The, ' 152. 




of Pmt CjcknuDi, 9&L 

'^^jk^HmPctt. HvAmes" boffequrV 474. 

:^(M««tt.ut jmi \k?rrfe*jr. 4»I. 

••^jlK^rwtaoV Mmk4i K^ tlK^Sctt" ikctive). 

Hmyk, 478. 
~S«B of die Ow. The,** 471. 
Saisr. Leik 17S. 
-Sawr Kn«. Tlie.- 811. 818. 9^ 91%, 4U, 



Suiuu ao 


and Cb.." 86^ 181. 
Dim. 118. 
Gcoq^ Robot. 874. 
SUbmA the Stilar.** 181^ 1». 
. R. M. J.. 184. 
Smser, Elvin, 888. 
Singer, Marion, 281. 
Sinico. Mme.. 258. 250. 
Sinn, Colonel William E., 376. 
'•Sister Teresa." 141. 

•^ Skeleton Captain, The, or Blue>Eyed Wil- 
liam/' 193. 
Skerritt, Mrs., 83. 
"Sketches in India," 225, 265. 
Skinner, Otis A., 275, 276, 277, 370, 405. 

Slacfa, Anna, 320. 
Slade, Dr. Daniel Denison, 42. 43. 
SUde, Denison R., 43. 
SUder, Blanche, 243. 
•^Slasher and Crasher. ' 292, 293, 341. 
Slavin. Bob, 320, 336. 
SlaTin, John C. 448. 
SkMoe, A. Baldwin, 450. 
Smilcj, EUa, 288. 



Smiley, Emma (Mrs. D. J. Maguinnis), 175, 
176, 183. ^1, 211, 216, 218, 223, 233. 

Smiley, lola, 201, 216, 218, 233. 

Smith, Miiis, 36. 

Smith, Mlhs. 122, 151. 

Smith, Beaumont, 350, 405. 

Smith, Nfn. Beaumont, 405. 

Smith. Cliaries A., 69. 

Smith, Charles H., 387. 

Smith, Charles T. F.. 210. 

Smith, Daniel F., 352. 

Smith, Mrs. Delia, 264. 

Smith, Dexter (William D. Smith, Jr.), 274, 

Smith, D. H.. 219. 

Smith, Kclward C, 418. 

Smith, G. W.. 29. 

Smith. Harry B., 368. 469. 

Smith. Ilattie, 216. 

Smith, Helene (Mrs. Harry Bloodgood), 197. 

Smith, Mrs. H. M.. 226. 

Smith, J. A., 94. 

Smith. John I'., 396. 

Smith, Mark, 88, 89, 92. 

Smith, Mark, Jr., 328. 

Smith, Melancthon. 69. 

Smith, Pauline, 216. 

Smith. IVofessor, 184. 

Smith, Saidee, 216. 

Smith. Si. 110. 

Smith. T. Slater, 302. 

Smith, W. II., 94, 97. 

Smith, Mrs. W. H.. 15. 

"Snake in the Grass. A.'* 63. 

"Snare, or What Can't Money Do," 154. 

SnifTen the Midget, 183. 

Snow. Ben, 271. 

Sno^ Bnithers. 271. 

Snow. Ross. 450. 

"Soap Bubbk-, A," 334. 

"Soldier for lx>ve," 32. 

"Soldier of France, A," 454. 

Soldiers' Monument, 246. 

Soler, Signor. 466. 

"Soloti Shingle" (-The People's Lawyer'*), 
125, 238. 

"Somebody Else.** 80. 

Somer. Carl. 448. 

**Some Reasons Why" (lecture), 280. 

Somerv-ille. C. 103. 

Somervilkr. Marie, 281. 

Sommer, John W., 201. 248. 275, 322, 406. 

"Somnambulist'* (Hebc«w opera), 386. 
"Sonnambula" (burlesque). 166. 
"Sorcertr. The," 273. 318. 
Sorrentino, Eugetiio, 455. 
"Sorrows ol Satmo, The." 471. 
Sothem. Edwaid Askew. 182. 204. 225, 246. 
Sothem. Edwaid H.. 355, 484. 442. 
Sothem. Lytton, 205. 
Soto. Sei^oriU. 29. 

"Soudan. The," 376. 379. 881. 885. 386. 
Sousa. John Philip. 455. 
Soasas Band. 421. 489. 448, 458. 469, 475. 
Southwick. Henry \^, 850. 
Spader. Emily. 317. 
Spanish Stud^ts. 278. 892. 
"Spun of IJfe. The." 405. 
SiMirafiani. Signor. 193. 
*S|Hirtacus. the GUuliator," 845. 
Spaulding and Rogers* C!irrus. 86. 
1 S|xiukiing. Georgii* Dean. 110. 230. 281. 
Spaulding's Bell Ringers, 234. 
S|mulding. William E.. 346. 374 
Sfiear. (m>rgr Gaines. 94. 96 174. 219. 
S(ie<*ialty Paragons, S45. 
"Spee<l the PWmgli." 93, 100. 
Sjiencer. W. H.. 250. 257. 266. 269. 
"SiMtfiff. The." 169. 186. 193. 
"Six>rting l>urhe«. The." 451. 
"Sporting Ijfe." 471. 480. 
"Spring. Gentle Spring" (song). 203. 
Springer. Stephen E.. 211. 215. 252, 254. 255. 

256, 266. 269. 275. 277. 283. 286. 294. 296, 

298. 300. 301. :«H. 306, 357, 376. 380. 407. 
Sniires. Henry, 78. 
"Stabal Mater." 80, 99, 270. 318. 865. 486. 

Stagno. Roberto. 309. 
Staintoii. Roy. 341. 
Standigl. Mme.. 456. 
SUnge. Stanislaus, 447. 456. 478. 
Stank-y, Alma Sluart. 277. 



Stanley, Charles. 412. 

Stanley, Edmond, 460, 461. 

Stanton. Edmund C, 363. 

Stanton. Hugh, 476. 

Stanwood. H. B., 15. 

Starbird, Annie, 205. 

"Star of the North, The." 152, 227. 

Storr, Harry. 364. 

Starving Armenians' Benefit, 434. 

Stotes, Agatha, 152. 

Stebb and Trepp, 382. 

Stedman, Charles A.. 189, 252. 

Steele. David P., 238. 

Stefani, Signor, 76. 

Steffenone, Balbina, 31. 

Stehmann, Gerhard, 436, 442. 448, 456, 466 

Steinicke, Heinrich, 107. 

Stella. Rose, 320. 

Stembler, May (Mrs. Augustus lasigi), 314 

Stephens, Mr., 71. 

Stephenson, Mabel, 415. 

Sternberg. Constantine, 279. 316. 

Stetson, Adah Richmond, 450. 

Stetson. Evaline, 216. 

Stetson. S. A. & Co.. 15. 

Stevens. Benjamin F., 6. 

Stevens, Frances, 471. 

Stevens, Hattie, 201. 

Stevens, John A., 273. 345. 

Stevens, J. Ogden. 201. 

Stevens, Minnie. 343. 

Stewart. A. & Co.. 15. 

Stewart. Mrs. E. F.. 128, 130. 

Stewart. J. C. ("Fattie"), 134, 174. 

Stewart. William G.. 459. 

Stickel. Mile., 237. 

Stigelli. Signor, 78, 79. 80. 87. 

"Still Alarm. The," 480. 

"Still Waters Run Deep." 51, 112. 

Stinson and Merton. 476. 

Stinson. Fred. 284. 295. 

Stockbridge. Charles H. D.. 418. 

Stockton, Fanny. 99. 105. 132. 

Stockwell, L. R.. 158. 166. 175. 

Stoddard, Alonzo. 332. 342, 351, 362, 363, 

368, 369. 
Stoddart. George W., 35, 44. 

Stoddart. James Henry, 451. 

Stoepel. Robert, 74. 

Stokes, Kate (Mrs. John Stetson), S44. 

StoU. Gisela, 436. 

Stone. Marie (Mrs. W. H. MacDonald), 280, 

327. 343. 355. 
Stoneall. Mrs. Clara (bom Scallan). 103. 272. 
Stormont, Leo, 389. 
Story, Anna Warren, 255, 257. 
"Story of Waterloo, A." 439. 
Stout, Geoige L., 198. 199, 210. 
"Stowaway. The," 362, 371. 
"Stradella," 108. 171. 
Strakosch. Amalia Patti. 72, 78. 79. 80. 90. 

96. 98. 
Strakosch Grand Italian Opera, 180, 261. 
Strakosch. Harriet Avery (Mrs. Edgar 

Strakosch), 412. 
Strakosch. Maurice. 78. 
Strakosch, Max. 156. 225. 
Strakosch's Italian Opera Company, 72, 183, 

Stramezzi. Signorina T.. 399. 
"Stranger, The." 25, 29. 36. 62. 67. 86. 100. 

101. 126, 131. 170. 206. 220. 415. 
Strasburg Theatre. 15. 
"Streets of New York, The." 63, 64. 76. 120. 

124. 132. 142. 171, 182. 192, 211. 215. 234. 

280. 312, 320, 334. 347. 
Stringer. Tommy, 440. 
Strong, Susan. 448, 472. 
Stnibe, Gustav. 432. 
"Struck Oil," 252. 
Stuart, Marie. 411. 
Stuart. Mary. 169. 
Studley. John B., 288. 
Studley. Samuel L.. 265. 827, 855, 460, 461. 
Sturtevant, J. B.. 312. 
Stutson, Thomas E.. 374. 
Sucher, Rosa, 424. 
Suck, August, 19. 
Suck, Ferdinand, 103. 
Suffolk Conference of Unitarian and other 

Christian Churches, 146. 
Sullivan, Barry. 220. 
Sullivan, Daniel Jarrett. 290. 294. 296, 298 

300. 302, 306, 314. 



Sullivan, Jeivmiah B., 148, 175, 243, 248, 

275, 322, 357. 
Sullivan, Jolin J., 174, 175, 176, 188, 210, 

Sullivan. John I... 326. 347. 
Sullivan, John T., 463. 
Sullivan, Joseph F., 148. 357. 418. 
Sullivan, T. D., 420. 
Sully, Dan (Daniel Sullivan), 474, 475. 
Sul7«r. Henrietta, 105. 
Summen-ille. Amelia (Mw. Fred Runnelb), 

*'Supf>rl)a.** 422. 436, 446, 455, 465, 473, 480. 
"Superstition" (lecture), 463. 
Sasini, Si^or, 29, 70, 82, 87, 00, 93, 98, 

114. 156, 163. 
Sutherland, Ilev. James. See Senator Bob 

Sutton, Charley (Hugo Bunth). 102. 
"Suzette," 368. 
Swealnam, Willis T., 392. 
Swedish Indies* Quartette. 344. 
SwtHlish Quartette. 224. 
Sweet, (ieorge, 302. 
"Sweethearts and Wives," 94. 
Swift, Frank. 402. 
Swindlehurst. Master. 103. 
Swindlehurst, Miss, 103. 
Swinscoe, H. K.. 374. 
"Swiss Cotta|?e, The," 24. 
Sykes and Woodson, 267. 
Sykes, Jerome. 469. 
Sylva. Eloi, 350. 
Sylva. Marguerite (Mrs. William F. Mann). 

Sylvester. Miss. 103. 
Sylvester. Mrs.. 103. 
Sylvester. i\ T, 264. 
Sylvester. W. K.. 349. 358. 
"Sylvia Ballet, ITie." 342. 
Sylvia. F>strella. 393. 

Tal>er. (irace. 398. 

TaUr, HoUrt, 4M), 442. 

TacThi Brothers, 371. 409. 

'I'airanelli, Siguor. 48. 

Tagliaptetra. Signor G.. 225. 229, 246. 

Tall)ot. Hugh (Ugo Talbo), 279. 

Tallwt. J. ('.. 286. 292. 

Talbot, Lida Hood. 316. 

"Talmagian Tlieokigy," 292. 

Tamaro. Signor. 73. 82. 

Tamaso. Signor, 112. 

Tamljerlik, Knrico, 202. 

Tannehill, t:<lward I)., 284. 

Tanner. Cora (Mrs. William E. Sinn). 344, 

355, 451. 
"Tannhkuser." 170. 239. 320. 351. 364, 873, 

424. 436, 448, 456. 466. 
Tappan. L. W .. 70. 
Tarbut. Nancy. 253. 
" Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay" (aoog). 387, 899. 

Tavarj-. Marie (Mrs. N. Hashim), 401, 476. 

See Ba-sta-Tavary. 
Taylor. Emma, 15. 16. 36. 40, 44, 50. 61, 98. 
Tayk>r. J.. 98. 
Taykir. James U.. 140. 
Taylor. James W.. 140. 155. 211. 218. 223, 

233. 257. 266. 275. 276. 283. 295. 297. 300, 

304. 314, 322. 338. :H8. 349. 418. 
Taylor. John. 103. 128, 180. 136. 139, 140, 

144. 151. 
Taylor. Ilev. Dr., 147. 
Taylor. Tom. 46. 
Tayk>r. W. James. 140. 
Tearie. ()smon<i. 346. 
*'TviU\y the Tiler." 37. 
"Teniix-rance Town, A," 402, 452. 
"Teui|)est, Tlie." 39, 40. 46, 282. 
Temfiest. Marie Sasan (bom Ethenngtoo. 

Mrs. Cosmo (»onk>n-l-4^nox). 401. 
Tem|>le. Bessie. 246. 
Temple (^uart^^l''. ^<*. 301. 316. 
Tem|>le. U«we (Mrs. James H. Joo»).284. 
"Tenijitation." 101. 

Ten Bro«-k. May (Mrs. George W. Beards- 
ley). 274. 
"Ten Minutes' Talk to little Boys and 

(Jirk" 193. 
"Ten Nights in a Bar Room," 180. 
TennyMMi, Alfred. 194. 
TenuyMui and ()*(torman. 360. 
Temina. Milka, 436. 442. 465, 472. 481. 



Terry, Ellen, 308, 309, 311, S5l, »5«. 

Testfl, Natali, 13^, 15^, ^02. 

Tetaofi, Bsisil, +50. 

Texrui Jack (John B. Omohundio). Id5, tOft, 

"Texas Steer, <i," 4U, 
Thuckeray^ Willimn ifakepeace, 4fi, 
TEialta '^nj<?Btre C^ompany, 395, 
*'Thi*nk'!^virig Sermon, A*' (lectiiif!)» 459. 
Thatcher, George, ^00, mi, :i67, 37«, 379, 

407, 449. 
Thftlcher and Johnson** Minstrels (George 

Timtcber and CjiitcjI! JohjiMm), 4i?9, 443. 
Thatcher, FrimrotH% ant! West's Mitj.streb 

(George Thiiteher, Georgv H- Priniroee 

and Wtltiam H. VVe^t). Wf&, 305, ^10, 3U, 

318» 333, 348, 3.54, 358, 36*. 
Thascter, Atkm Wallace, Jr., 70. 
Tliayer, Abijah L„ 90. 
Thayer and Tonipkm^ (Itenjamin W. Thayer 

and Orlando Tompkini^), 111, H7, 175, 

2^3, 331, 
Thayer, Benjamin W., 70, 111, l«7, 175, «i3, 

«31, «33. 
Thayer, Charleis H.. 331*. 
Thayer, John E,, 7. 
Thayer, Nutlianiel, 70. 
Tbeati* C<5nuque. New York, 198 
Tlieatri' Royal, Dniry Lane, 35, 300, 429. 
Theatre ftoyal, Dubiin, 15. 
Theatre Jif^yal, Ila>Tnarkel, 15. 
Theatre Royal, Manchester, 15. 
Thaatrical Mechanic!!' Benefit, S«8, 344. 353^ 

434, 455. 
"Theodora," 478. 
"The Villain StiU Punm»*d Her" (monO' 

lo^ie), 20O, '£«n. 
Thilmart, Moos., 3i. 
Thilnmti, Mile., 3*2. 
Tbolen, Herr, 371 
Tlioler, Marie, 153. 
Thoman* Jaei>b Wonderly, 131*. 
Thomas, Ambr^iise, 1R3. 
Thoniai ai>d Brothers, 15. 
Tlioma^, AugiLsltLs, Mi, 460, 431. 
Thomas, Charles IL, 383. 
Thoma*, Henry B., 35«. 

Thoiua^i, May, 216. 

Thomns, M. J., 398, 

Thomas, llicodoffc, 51, 78, S3L 

Thoman, Wjlliam, 70. 

Thonip^n, Denrnati (llenr)^ r>rnnuLn 

ThomfisoQ), 271, 279, 288, ail, 3l!l, 32H. 

3«9, 330, 331, 339, 35(J, 355, 35«, 3*«, 306, 

419, U4, 458, 465, 472, 480, 
THorapson, E., 82. 
Thompson, Crt?oT^ W., 398. 
TliOTiipH4>n, Johnny, 173, 384. 
Thomiwoii, Lydia (Mrs. Ak^EAadeT il^^Dikr- 

son), KiO, 179, 246, 325. 
ThomfHOn, Mollis, 384. 
ThotnpiM^tt, NeweU A., 70. 
Thompson, He v. Jamca W.* 1 41, 
Thopeau, Ida F., 255, 264. 
Thome, Charles Robert. St., 62,63, 101, lil«. 
Thome, Mrs. Charlea R., Sr. (Maria Ann 

MestayerJ, 62, 03. 
Thome, t harles IL. Jr., 128, 136, 13», IMK 

151. 158, 102, 1&4, 242. 
Tl»on»e, Emily (Mns. George Jonkn, Me*. 

John Cfiatnberlin), 101. 
Thonie, Frederick, 22^. 
Thome, Grace (Mf^. Fra)Ger Co<Ut<?r), «ftS, 

296, 298, 301, 302, 3(^, 306, 314, 336, 31#, 

Tliomton, Bonnie (Mr^. James Thorn tooX 

Thornton, James, 476. 
'^Those Bells'* (jikptch), 318. 
"Three Dragoon'^. The," 469. 
** Three Gijaid.smen, Tlie,*' 133, 162, l^, 

Thppe Miisiral Kings (Sam \Ve*ton, Wtttuun 

B. WiMid :iiTd ^^orri^ \Vi*stojj), 334. 
"Thrice Married," 101, 140, 202. 
Tliitrgate, Lillian (Mr$. E. Y, Baekm), 4«i, 
Thurshy, Emma C, 213, 
Tiehbome Ca^, 256. 

"Ticket of Uave Man, The," 131, 168. 2CHL 
Tiemey. Charlie F., 406, 
Tigers, The. See Boston Light Infaotiy. 
Tiffany, Annie Ward (Mrs. Cbftrle;! Grec]»^« 

'Rld^. Rey. W. P., !4T. 



Tileston, E. P., 70. 

Tilla. W. IL. «17. 

**Tip|ioo Seib," 86. 

Tirrell. George, 175. 

Titiens, Teresa Craroiine Johaima, 226. 

Titiia, Fred J.. 479. 

Titus, (nwge R., <64. 

l\Mlt and Jordan. 406. 

**Toin and Jerry/* 169. 

Tomasi. Arhille. 2«9. 

Tommy. Master nii<»uui W. Daly), 156, 

"Tommy Tuttle. the Mischief Maker." «4S. 
Tompkins and Hill (Orlando Tom(>kins and 

Nobk 11. Hill), 248. 254. 261, 264. 
Tompkins. Eugene. 245. 248. 254. 275, 283, 

292. 314, 322, 336, 357, 366, 874, 378, 381, 

383. 388, 392, 397, 400, 425, 444, 446, 477, 

480. 483. 
Tompkins, Hoyt and Thomas (Eugene 

Tompkins, C'harles H. Hoyt and Charles 

H. Thomas) 383. 
Tompkins, Orlando, 70, 97, 111, 114, 115, 

127, 175, 223, 313. 316, 483. 
Tony Pastor's Troupe, 229. 
"To Oblige Benson." 185. 
"Poodles, Tlie," 72, 95, 131, 169. 
Tooley, l-jury, 198. 
Tofiack and Steele, 345. 
Toi>hofr, Mons., 99. 
Torbett. Ollie. 316. 
Tomaghi, Jole, 408. 
ToronU, Mile., 456. 465. 
Torriani, Ostava, 204. 
Toslee, Mile., 142, 153. 
Twirgee, Albion W., 440. 442. 
"Town and C:ountry," 36. 100. 
Tniry. F. U.. 70. 
Tracy, Helen. 148. 
Tracy, Hetty, 180, 190. 
"Tragedy Rehearsed, The " ("The Critic'^, 

Train, Billy (William H. Crane), 102. 
Train, CJeorge Francis, 366. 
Train. Harry J., 233. 
Traub, H. L.. 450. 
Treulxnann, Sophie, 363. 373. 

Trebelli. Bime.. 300. 

Tree, Ellen (Mrs. Charles Kean), 120, 121. 

TremeUi. Mile.. 389. 

Tremoot Theatre (Tremoot Temple), 6. 

Tremont Theatre (1908), 137, 271. 

Trent, 'Vhe (vessel). 91. 

Trewey. Mons.. 371. 

"Trial by Jury," 320. 

Triennial Concla^-e of Knights Templan, 

"Trilby." 426. 

"Trip to Chinatown, A," 882. 
"Tristan and Isolde," 424, 486, 448. 
Troy. Cassie. 190. 
Trull. John W.. 70. 
"Trumpet Call. The," 392. 
"Truth. The" (lecture), 454. 
"Trying It On," 62. 130. 
Tucker. Alanson. Jr.. 70. 
Tucker. Idary. 272, 275. 277. 
Tucker. William W.. 70. 
Tuckerman. Samuel, 406. 
Tudor. Frederic. 70. 
Tukey. Greenleaf S.. 180. 
Turner. Bessie. 253. 
Turner. Charie*. 368. 
Turner. Fred I^. 398. 
Turner, George W., 290. 
Turner. J. C, 2W. 
Turner. N. W. and Company, 79. 
Tutein. Carrie. 371. 403, 412. 
Tuttk, Zoe, 257, 275. 
"Tuxedo." 387. 

"Twelfth Night." 31. 86, 72. 161, 484. 
"Twelve Temptations. The." 172. 
"Two Can PUy at That Game," 152. 
"Two Gregories. The." 24, 
"Two Mothers, The." 256. 
"Twx> Orr^hans. The." 222, 228, 284, 235. 

247. 414. 
"Two Sisters. The." 358. 
"Two Wi%-es" ("Miss Multoo"). 195. 
T>kT, Cyril. 401. 
Tikkr. Cnnienir John S., 770. 
Tyler, (icorge, 391. 
Tyler, (^^rge H.. 231. 
Tyrrell, Robert T.. 157, 219, 271. 



Uart, liaiie. 186, 175. 901. 
- Udvanity, Herr, 8S0. 
U^Mlti. Signor, 446. 
Ubn Sisters, SOS. 
Xllmar, Geraldbe (Mrs. Ivan C^ryU [Joim 

TWnD, 280. 
Ulmer, George. 888. 
Uhuer. lizzie May. 448. 
''Uncle Ceksdn," 802. 
**Uiicle Frizzle," 100. 
"Unde Rule's Home** (skeldi). 885. 
••Unde Tcmi's Cabin" (novd), 81. 
''Unde T(mi*s Cabin,** 68. 154, 168, 888, 

840, 858, 898. 806. 415. 458. 
'Under the Gasligfat,** 105, 818, 847. 
"Under the Polar Star,"<440. 
''Une Caprice.** 00. 
''Unequal Matdi, The,** 80, 101. 
Unioii Square Theatre, 186. 
Union Square Theatre Company. 848, 868. 
United Hebrew Opera Company, 886. 
United States Militaiy Band, 418. 
United States Sanitary Commission, 104. 
''Unknown. The," 878. 
*' Upper Ten and Lower Twenty, The," 76. 
Upton, George B.. 70. 
Urquhart, Isabelle. 474. 
Urso, Camilla, 105. 887. 
Ushers and Doorkeepers' Benefit, 884. 
"Used Up/* 51,62. 

Vachot, Marie, 288. 

Vaders, Henrietta, 273. 

•*Vagalx)nds, The'* (poem), 194, 287. 

Vaidis Sisters, 203. 

Valerga. Mile., 288. 

Valjean (juggler), 323. 

Valieria, Alwina Lohmann, 269, 278, 309. 

Valvo, the Jap of Japs, 323. 

Van Arnheim, Miss, 343. 

Van, Billy, 425, 476. 

Van Buren, Minna, 405. 

Van Caiileren, Mme., 456. 465. 481. 

Vance, Clarice, 451. 

Vance, Eunice, 371. 

Vance, Viola (Viola Vance King), 189. 

Vandenhoff, Charles H., 165, 213. 294. 

1 i ,61, 100, laa 

ffihoff, Mrs, Gecwigt', 36. 
^ rfelt. E. H., 345, 346, 

)yck, Eme.^t Marii* IKilien, 4flft, 474. 

>resser. Mama, 471. 

tlooj«e, Herr, 454E, %m. 

p Siffuor, 45ii, 479. 

li, Marie. 399. 

IcMiy, An^an, 468. 
^ IfiiitJt, Jpunic (Mine. Vanzini, nwidrtt 

le Jennie Bilt^), 1]4. l»2, 305« £20. 

ianteti, Cornelia* 342. 

a, Ali^k, 362. 

ei, Mme., 479. 

V 1, Mme. (Charkitte BartlHrl, Mrs. WiU 
i Ildfman), 93. 

^ 1, H. C ouiaiiL 349. 

V r% EtWin, 402. 

Vj mil, Bbnche. 271. 

V Aliw? (Mrs. Gf!Ocg(f P. Towit). 314. 
> Tiipsy, 281. 

kAu MIK 174. 

Ciiiiseppe (Jcxsei^h Grcrn), 525. 
\ Quartette, 272. 

'!^ Recjuiem Mn.^, 481. 

. Juli*!., ^77, 2^5, *S51). 
1 v\ SuujuH H.p 61. 

ru hh (Mrs. A, A Taybr). SO. *1. i4t. 
Vernon the Ventriloquist, 476. 
Vestvali, Felicita, 31, 44, 106. 
Vestvali Italian Opera Troupe, 44. 
"Veteran, The." 133. 
Vetta, Frank, 351, 368. 
Viale, Rosina, 305. 
** Vice and Virtue.*' 64. 
"Viceroy, The," 478. 
Vicini, Signer, 317. 
"Victims, The," 61, 238. 
Victor Herbert's Twenty-Second Regiment 

Band, 461. 
"Victor, the Blue Stocking," 353. 
"Victor Vanquished, The," 94. 
Victoria, Queen, 42. 
Viennese Ballet Troupe, 135. 
Vieriing, Edward. 170. 
Villa, Sam B., 188. 
Villars. Jessie. 411. 



Vincent, Mrs. J. R. (Mary Anne Vincent, 
Mw. John WiUon). W. 174, 237. 

Vio, llomilda, 814. S42. 

** Virginia Mummy, The,** 152. 

** Virpni**." 87. 

"VirRinius.** 24, 26, 89. 224, 251. 259, 288. 
292, 415. 422. 

Vivian, Charles, 261. 

Vivian i. Signer, 456. 466. 

Vizzani, Signor. 193, 202. 

Vokes family. 186. 196, 197. 230. 

Vokes, Fawdon, 186. 

Vokes. Frecl, 186, 197. 

Vokes, Jessie, 186. 197. 

Vokes. liosina (Mrs. Cecil Clay), 186. 

Vokes, Victoria, 186, 197. 

Von Berkel, Mme., 51. 

Von liC-er, Sadie, 240. 

Von Suppe, Franz, 273. 

VoBP, Val, 284. 

Vox Populi Concert, 85. 

** Voyai^rs in Soutliem Seas, or the ChiklTen 
of Captain (Irant,** 277, 449. 

Vroom. Frederic, 350. 

WaipenhaLs and Kemper (Lincoln Wigen- 
hats and Colin F. Kemper). 365. 

Waf^*nhaLs, Lincoln, 365. 

Wa^fner, Happy Cal, 300. 

Wagner, Ilichard, 107, 423. 

Waide, Ueulien S., 70. 

Wainwright, Henry, 70. 

Wainwright, Marie (Mrs. Henry Slaughter, 
Mrs. Frankl>Ti Roberts). 250, 319, 333. 

-Waiting for the Verdict,** 133. 

Walcot, Charles Melton, Jr.. 97. 

Waldron, Uura, 141. 

Wales, C;eorge W., 70. 

Wak% Thomas B., 70. 

Walker, Ada, 398. 

Walker, Charkitte, 332, 362, 414. 

Walker, Jeannie Patrick, 457. 

WalkcT, Miss, 36. 

Walker. Mountjoy, 328. 

Wall, Mr., 80. 

Wall. Harry (Horace Wall), 153 

Wallace, H. A., 878. 

Wallace, J. J., 118. 

Wallace, Olive. 472. 

Wallack, James William, 92, 111, 112. 114. 

Wallack, Mrs. James W. (Ann Waring, 

Mrs. Sefton), 92. 
Wallack, John licster, 133, 163, 191, 213. 
Wallack, Miss Ray Lester, 406. 
Waller, Mrs. Emma (Mrs. D. W. Walfcr 

[Walnuth]), 162. 
Wallack*s Tliealre Company, 179. 
WalUs, James, 333, 334. 
WalUs, William F.. 233. 
WaLsh and King, 267. 
Walsh, Bhinche (Mrs. W. M. Trmvers), 450. 
WaLsh, Flora (Mrs. Charles H. Hoyt). 371. 
WaLsh, William H., 413. 418. 
Walters. Mr., 67. 
Walters, Lillian, 364. 
Walters. Miss, 15, 36. 
Walton, Minnie, 205. 
Walworth, J. J. & Co., 15. 
Walz, Fred, 217. 
Wambold, Dave, 207, 216. 
Wambold, JanM*s F., 174. 
•* Wandering Minstrel, The," 24. 198. 
'*Want and AlHintlance** (traosformatioa 

.scene), 409. 
**Wanl*'<l, a Young I-ady,'* 226. 
-Wantwl. 1000 Milliners," 63. 72. 
Want. (Jeorge W.. 365, 391. 
Ward and Vokes (John **Hap** Ward and 

Harry Vokes). 409. 411. 437. 442. 
Waitl, /Vrtemus (Charles F. Browne). 188. 
Ward, Gene%ie%-e (Countess de Guerbel), 

Wanl. John M.. 103, 154. 164, 173. 175, 185. 

215. 276, 313. 
Warde.( hark^A. (Charles NoU). 848. 
"Ward of France, A,** 454. 
Wait-. Rev. J. F. W., 147. 
Warfield, I)a\id, 392. 458. 
Warner, Luella, 403. 
"War of Wealth. The,** 447. 
Warner. Neil, 165, 166, 168, 171. 442, 
Warren. Rebecca, 477. 



Sjflfie^ 978. 
rsLndies* Ifilitaiy Band, 891. 


fMnQft 98i. 
Cwiier. Hie.** 188. 

viBKKs Am SS4. 

Ml Bin. Hany ( Afioe Hirtdi- 

>fcW!ai t,*»i^W vlKMr. 4Wl 

\|N?^ h1vi**%N *W. Ut. V» 

l^ l>^ H«. 

Weston* Shun, 810, 418. 

Wck 8 lumtRis, 48S^ ' 

Wetherbee, J. Q^ 74. 

Wetmore, Thoniu* 70. 

Whalley, ^^^niam H., 108. 

** What ShaU WeDotobe SftYed?** OMtanX 

Wheatcsoft, Ndson, 844, 418. 
Wheatksifi^, Chariea, 170. 188. 
Wheatlqr, William, 08, 88, 98^ HH. 
Wheeler, A. C. (Nym Crinlde), 888. 
Wheeler, Blajor-Geiiefal Joe, 470. 
Wheder, Van Renaselaer. 480. 481. 
Wheeler, William J., 848. 897. 
Whec^^dE, Joeeph F^ 198. 898, 881, 8». 

WheelodE. Joseph P., Jr^ 418. 
Wheelwright, A. C, 70. 
"Wfaicfa Way'* (lecture), 8ia 
Whirlwinds of the Deseit, 880. 
^ Whisb^ in the Jog** (sooi^ 8V. 
Wmldier, Frank, 898. 
vf nifcoonxb^ Bus., 84. 
¥7hitoomh, Annie A., 898. 
Wfafte, Augustus Bm 108. 
While, Benjamin C, 70. 
While, Oara, 859. 
While, Frank H., 845. 
White, Helen Mar. 243. 
While, James G., 346, 874. 
While, Joseph (ihe Cuban Violinist), 228. 
While, Joseph L., 391, 414. 
While, LilUan (Mrs. Frank H. White), 845. 
While, Rulh, 459. 

'•Whiled Sepulchres" (lecture). 160. 
'•\Miile Fa^Ti, The,*' 144. 
^\Miile Heather, The," 463. 
'•White SU>-e, The," 297, 805. 
Whiting, Mr., 28. 
Whiting. Joseph, 355. 
Whitney, Fred C, 424. 478. 
^"hitney, J. L., 151. 
\Miitney, Joseph, 70. 

Whitney. Myron W.. 260, 264, 279, SS2, S48. 
Whitney. W. F.. 70. 
Whitney. William L., 264. 
Whittingham, Marie, 229, 290. 



WhilwcU, Sftmuel, 70. 

" Why I am an Agnostic" (lecture), 437. 

"Widow Machret*" (song). 37. 

"Widow's Victim, The/' 75. IdS, 215. 

"Widow. The." 340. 

Wi<^ner, Sophie, 373. 

"Wife, Tlie." «5. 29, 30. 43. 

"Wife for a Day," 173. 

"Wife's IVril, .\."340. 

"Wife's Secret, A." 132. 

Wilcox. H. E.. 250. 

Wilcutt, Andit- w (;.. 210. 

Wild, Johnny, 157, l»8. 199. 210. 376. 

Wild, John i*., 211. 

"Wild Oats," 31, 36, 93. 100. 195. 

Wilde, Mathilde, 246. 

Wilder, Marshall IV. 343. 

Wiley, Dora (Mrs. Richard Golden. Mrs. 

Charles O. Tennis). 262, 274. 280, 393. 
Wiley, Kiigene (Eugene W. IVesbrey). 222. 

223. 23;J, 237, 245, 250. 254. 256. 
Wilhelra (cixstumer), 408. 
Wilhelmj (the violinist). 257. 279. 
Wilke. Hubert, 327. ^15. 450. 458. 
Wilkes. Ca|)tain, 90. 
Wilkie. Alfifd, 247. 
Wilkins, Mr.. 97. 
Wilkins, Marie, 223. 
Wilkinson. Arthur. 320. 
Wilkinson. Cieorge. 175. 
Wilkinson, Lillie (Liliie Cantor. Mrs. Wil- 
liam Marden, Mrs. Charles De Witt 

Clinton Wilkinson). 197. 210. 
Willapd. Simon. 70. 
Williams, Mr., 155. 
Williams and .\dam.s, 476. 
Williams and Walker (Bert A. Williams and 

George W. Walker), 462, 463. 
Williams, Baniey (Btrnard Flaherty). 36.37. 

45, 116. 158, 166, 212, 228. 232. 
Williams. Mrs. Barney (Maria Pray. Mrs. 

Charks Mestow). 36. 37. 116. 158, 166. 

Williams. Fred, 327. 
Williams, Mrs. Fiwl. 230. 
Williams. Fritz. 353. 460, 461. 

Williams, Gus (Gustave William Leweck), 

229. 371. 
Williams. Jennie. 330, 331. 
Williams, Jesse. 460, 461. 
Williams. John. 198. 
Williams, John J.. 286. 292. 295. 304. 312. 
Williams, Marie. 246. 253. 277. 3W. 
Williamson, Etta, 412. 
Williamson. James C, 252, 253. 
William Warren Comedy Company, 113, 

•William Tell'* (drama). 49. 89. 
* William Tell " (opera). 31, 163, 300. 373. 

See "(iuillaume TcIL" 
Willis, San»ll J. (J. R. ScoU). 138, 151. 155. 
"Willow CojMe. The," 334. 
Wills. Norma (Mrs. Montie Collins). 314. 
Wilmant, Tieste, 317. 
Wilson. .VI H., 416, 422, 433. ^2. 
Wilson. C. H., Ill, 112. 118. 122. 
Wilson, Francis. 21(», 369, 401, -MO, 442. 
Wilson. George (minstrel). 300. 443. 453. 
W'ilson, (;eorge W., 175, 183, 184. 197, 2(U, 

211, 215, 218. 222, 237, 333, 401. 402, 422, 

Wilson. Miss (ieorgie, 211, 218. 
Wilson. Henry N.. 294. 
Wilson, James E.. 429. 

■ Wilson. Julia (Mrs. Charles Fox). 271. 

I Wilson. Katie (Mrs. Ed Marble). 304. 306. 
Wilson, Lloyd, 412. 
Wilson, Luke, 405. 
Wilson, 257. 
Wilson, Mr., 257. 

■ Wilson, R. (;., 295. 

I Wilson Bnitliers (Luke, James and I^w- 

I rence), 405. 

! Wilton and Mora, 367. 

Winchester, Marion. 477. 482. 

Windel. I jna, 49, 78. 

"Wimlmiu, The," 186. 
! Windsor Opera Company. 427. 
I Winkk-y, Rev. S. H.. 146. 

Winner, .\nnie, 253. 
I Winner, Mar>\ 253. 
I Winner Sisters, 246. 

Winners of the Race (oarsmen), 243. 



Winner, Susie, 253. 

Winslow, Annie, 122. 128, 137, 145, 151, 175. 

201. 211, 216. 218, 231. 
Winslow, Mrs. Erving (Kate Reignolds), 140. 
Winston. Estelle, 412. 
Winston, Jeannie. 281. 
Winter, Charles. 264. 
Winter Garden, 92. 
"With All Her Faults I Love Her StiU" 

(song), 359. 
Witham, Charles, 103. 
Witherell, Charles, 297, 298. 300, 312. 
Witmark, Julius, 392, 438. 
"Wives as They Were and Maids as They 

Are," 36, 37. 
"Wizard Skiff, The," 104. 107, 181. 
Wolff, William, 459. 
"Wolves of New York, The," 386. 
"Woman" (lecture), 180. 
"Woman and Wine." 477. 
"Wonder. The," 24. 100. 
Woodall, Walter B., 464, 465. 
Wood and Sheppard (W. B. Wood and Prank 

Sheppard), 360, 367. 376. 411, 415. 
Wood and West, 284, 300. 
Wood. Beasley, and the Weston Brothers 

(W. B. Wood. Sam Beasley, Morris and 

Sam Weston), 284, 323. 
"Woodcock's Little Game," 163. 
Wood, Frank. 134. 

Woodhull. Fred (William Blanch), 128. 130. 
WoodhuU, Victoria. 234. 
Wood, John, 14, 15. 35. 39. 44, 49. 
Wood. Mrs. John (bom Vining). 14. 15, 30, 

36, 39, 40, 44, 49, 50, 52, 53, 80, 185. 
Woodruff. Harry, 275, 276, 277, 460, 461, 

Woolley, Arthur, 459. 
Working Boys* Home, 364. 
"Workmen of Boston, The." 114. 
"World Before the Deluge. The" (lecture), 

World's Fair, Chicago. 400. 410. 
World's Peace Jubilee, 188. 
"World, The," 290, 292, 298, 347, 356, 365. 
Worley. Charles, 229. 
Worrell. Irene. 197. 

Worrell. Sophie. 197. See Mrs. Geoige & 

Wren, Oliver. 273. 
Wright, Fred, 437. 

Wright, John B., 14, 15, 16. 17, 35, 63. 55. 
Wright. Mrs. John B.. 17. 
Wright, John S., 70. 
" Wrong Man in the Right Place, The." 186, 

196, 230. 
Wyatt, Mr., 100. 
Wylie, David B.. 118. 
Wyman, Enmia (Mrs. Harry E. Chaae), 244, 

Wyman, Professor, 15, 19. 

Xanten, William, 404. 448. 
Ximenes, Senor, 89, 93, 156. 

Yacco, Sada, 474. 

Yale, Charles H. (Charles H. Y'oung). 227. 

236, 243. 
Yale, Madame M. (Fannie Ellis Bishop). 

426, 439, 451. 
"Yankee Courting," 37. 
"Yankee Courtship," 158. 
"Yankee Doodle Dandy," 464. 
"Yankee Housekeeper, The." 140, 402. 21S. 
"Yankee in England. A," 73. 
"Yankee Ship and a Yankee Crew. A," 

(song). 29. 
Yeamans. Mrs. Annie. 198. 412. 
Yeamans, Jennie, 198, 281, 476. 
"Yesterday's Duty and How It Was Done" 

(lecture), 440. 
Yohe, May (Lady Francis Hope), 358. 
"Yon Yonson."384. 
"Yorick's Love," 319, 362. 
"Young Actress, The," 50, 66. 100. 140. 
Young America (John H. Haslam), 49, 78, 

Young Americus (James Speaight), 203. 
Young Apollo Club of New York, 228. 
Young, A. W., 185. 
Young Campbell Minstrels, 102. 
Young, John H., 477. 

"Young Recruit, The" (pantomime), 231. 
"Young Widow, The.'" 46. 



''Youth." ^5. i96, i97. 313. Zc»n^no and Moultou. 197. 

Y|K>lit(>. Sifnior, 93. ZtHiini. ( arlotta, 180. 

Ysaye (tlie \, 421. Zeirahn, (VI. 99. i3fi, 443. 

Zerrahn, D. F.. <W. 
•*Zafari." 43. ••Ziji," <13. «0. 

ZaiiiiHlUuTo^tatioii. fH. ! Zu(% Mile. Maru* CV\w Cuban S>i|>li. Mn. 

Zanfnttii. NLirii-tU. (U. 78, 99 | lien Yate»). 34. 107. 185. 

ZanfMU rnMiiir. 197. i Zola. Kmile. i(iO. 

"Zanita.** 314. 316. j Zoo. 'IV. 446. 

Zaratr. Uicia. ^7. I Zoyara. Ella (Omar King!<lry). 80. HI.